Main funding opportunities

Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

Farmers receive direct payments under the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF). This fund primarily finances direct payments and measures regulating or supporting agricultural markets.

The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) finances the EU's contribution to rural development programmes.

Research and innovation

Farmers may also benefit from support in the Horizon Europe cluster of Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment. Funding opportunities are listed on the Funding & tender opportunities portal.

Employment in rural areas

Farmers can benefit from some actions of the Single Market Programme, in particular under the Food chain pillar managed by the European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA).

Funding for farmers is also available under the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) for improving employment conditions in rural areas.