Funding of the programme

During the programming period 2014-2020, more than 8 billion euros will be available for developing the countryside in a better direction. National funding comes from the budgets of the national government and local municipalities. Part of the funding comes from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). This Fund is one of the European structural and investment funds. Private funding represents a third source of finance.

Public funding for the Rural Development Programme:

MeasureEUR million​
​Knowledge transfer and information actions ​80
​Advice ​34

​Investments in psysical assets

 - of which fully national additional financing

​1,035

656

​Farm and business development

 - of which fully national additional financing

​402

67

​Development of rural services and villages ​80
​Environment payments ​1,586
​Organic production ​326

​Natural constraint payments

 - of which fully national additional financing

​3,734

1,924

​Animal welfare ​458
​Cooperation and innovations (incl. EIP) ​160
​Leader ​300
​Technical assistance ​70

Total

 *Additional to private inputs, e.g. investments and voluntary work

​8,265