About the programme

The European agricultural fund for rural development (EAFRD) finances the EU's contribution to rural development programmes (RDPs).

RDPs consist of measures and projects that contribute to the EU-wide objectives of:

  • improving the competitiveness of agriculture
  • encouraging sustainable management of natural resources and climate action
  • achieving a balanced territorial development of rural economies and communities

Programmes are prepared on a national or regional basis, and must work towards specific targets relating to the EU’s rural development objectives.

Programme website

Funding opportunities

Calls for proposal

Check the open and upcoming calls for proposal under the EAFRD:

See calls for proposal

Calls for tender

Check the open and upcoming calls for tender related to the EAFRD.

Impact and performance

Budget and performance

Includes performance highlights, key performance indicators, and the performance framework and assessment.

Programme features

  • Management mode

    Shared management

  • Climate contribution

    26% (2021-2022); 40% (2023-2027) (target)

  • MFF heading

    Natural Resources and Environment

  • Total budget 2021-2027

    € 95.51 billion, of which € 8.07 billion under NGEU (current prices)

  • Cluster

    Agriculture and Maritime Policy