Income support explained

Why income support to farmers is important, different schemes for direct payments.

The basic payment

Information on the basic payment, the foundation of the EU’s income support to farmers.

Young farmers

European Union support for young people, wishing to take up farming.


Sustainable land use, rewarding farmers for taking care of landscapes and the environment.


Ensuring sustainable farming by linking income support to respect for rules.

Farm advisory system

The farm advisory system keeps farmers informed about rules governing good agricultural practice that must be adhered to by all farmers in the EU.