National Paying Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania

Support

Rural development programme 2014-2020

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EUR 1.977 billion of support funds were earmarked for the implementation of the Rural Development Programme for Lithuania in total. 
 
A total of EUR 328.7 million was paid in 2017 under the Lithuanian Rural Development Programme measures, which is almost EUR 25 million more than in 2016 (EUR 305 million). The greatest support amount was paid under the measure “Investments in tangible assets” (with the major share being disbursed for investments in agricultural holdings). The most, namely 244, applications for support were approved and contracts were signed under the activity area “Support for the setting up of young farmers” of the measure “Farm and Business Development” of the Lithuanian Rural Development Programme 2014–2020; support was approved for 1 182 beneficiaries under the activity area “Support for replacing asbestos roofing” of the measure “Main services and renovation in rural areas” of the Lithuanian Rural Development Programme 2014–2020. EUR 1.977 billion was allocated for the implementation of the Lithuanian Rural Development Programme 2014–2020. At the end of 2017, NPA had already paid 38 percent of the programme funds.
 
List of measures:
 
KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER AND INFORMATION ACTIONS
 
  • Support for vocational training and acquisition of skills
  • Support for demonstration projects and information actions
 
ADVISORY SERVICES, FARM MANAGEMENT  AND FARM RELIEF  SERVICES
 
  • Support to use advisory services
 
AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD QUALITY SCHEMES
 
  • Support for new participants  in quality schemes
 
INVESTMENTS IN TANGIBLE ASSETS
 
  • Investments into agricultural holdings
  • Investments in processing of agricultural products, in marketing and (or) development
  • Investments  in development and adaptation of agricultural and forestry infrastructure
  1. Land consolidation
  2. Agricultural water management
  3. Improvement of forestry infrastructure
  • Non-productive investments
  • Preservation of aquatic warbler habitats
 
FARM AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
 
  • Setting up of young farmers
  • Starting of economic activities in rural areas
  • Support for small farms
  • Investments for setting up and development of economic activities
  • Support for biogas production from agricultural and other waste
 
MAIN SERVICES AND VILLAGE RENEWAL IN RURAL AREAS
 
  • Investments into all-type small scale infrastructure
  • Support for replacement of asbestos roofing
  • Support for local roads
  • Support for broadband infrastructure
  • Investments in rural cultural and environmental heritage, landscape  
  • Development of traditional craft centres
 
INVESTMENTS IN DEVELOPMENT OF FOREST AREAS AND IMPROVEMENT OF FOREST VIABILITY
 
  • Afforestation (for new applications)
  • Introducing prevention measures against  possible forest fires, natural disasters and calamities and reimbursement of forest damage
  • Investments for increasing of forest ecosystems resilience and environmental value
  • Investments in forestry technologies
 
SETTING UP OF PRODUCER GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS AGRI-ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE
 
  • Payments for agri-environmenal and climate-related commitments
    • Extensive management of grassland for grazing animals
    • Management of specific grassland
    • Extensive management of wetlands
    • Preservation of rare bird breed aquatic warbler habitats in natural and semi-natural grasslands
    • Preservation of rare bird breed  aquatic warbler habitats in wetlands
    • Strips or fields of melliferous  plants on arable land
    • Protection of water bodies against pollution and protection against soil erosion on arable land
    • Maintenance of reclamation ditches‘ slopes
    • Improving the status of water bodies “at risk“
    • Environmetally friendly fruits and vegetables cultivation system
    • Soil protection
    • Preservation of endangered Lithuanian ancient animal and domestic bird breeds
 
ORGANIC FARMING*
 
NATURA 2000 AND WATER FRAMEWORK  DIRECTIVE PAYMENTS
 
  • NATURA 2000 in agricultural land
  • NATURA 2000 in forests
 
PAYMENTS TO FARMERS IN AREAS WITH NATURAL OR OTHER SPECIFIC HANDICAPS*
 
  • Payments to farmers in areas with heavy natural handicaps
  • Payments to farmers in areas with specific handicaps
 
COOPERATION
 
  • Establishment of EIP action groups and developmemnt of their activities
  • Cooperation between small farms‘ subjects
  • Promotion of short supply chains and local markets on local level
 
RISK MANAGEMENT
 
  • Insurance premiums for crops, animals and plants
  • Reimbursement of crops and plants insurance premiums
  • Reimbursement of animal insurance premiums
 
LEADER PROGRAMME
 
  • Preparatory support
  • Support for local projects to be implemented in accordance with LDS (local development strategies)
  • Preparing and implementing LAG cooperation projects
  • Support for LAG activities and activation of population
 
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
 
  • Lithuanian Rural Network
 
*Applications are collected together with applications for direct payments.
Last updated: 2018-04-12 08:26