EU Funding Programme

European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development

Sustainable Rural Development

The EU’s rural development policy is funded through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), where each country receives a financial allocation. Member States and regions draw up their rural development programmes based on the needs of their territories and addressing at least four of the following six common EU priorities:

  1. Fostering knowledge transfer and innovation in agriculture, forestry and rural areas.
  2. Enhancing the viability and competitiveness of all types of agriculture, and promoting innovative farm technologies and sustainable forest management.
  3. Promoting food chain organization, animal welfare and risk management in agriculture.
  4. Restoring, preserving and enhancing ecosystems related to agriculture and forestry.
  5. Promoting resource efficiency and supporting the shift toward a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy in the agriculture, food and forestry sectors.
  6. Promoting social inclusion, poverty reduction and economic development in rural areas.

Malta’s RDP is putting particular emphasis on actions related to restoring, preserving and enhancing ecosystems, resource efficiency and climate and improving the competitiveness of the farm and forestry sectors. The RDP will also pursue carbon conservation and sequestration. Finally, to improve the competitiveness of farmers, 116 farms will receive support to restructure and modernize their farms and 60 young farmers will be granted business start-up aid. Malta will also implement the European Innovation Partnership to help deliver innovative solutions to the farm sector.

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            [post_title] => Measure 4.4 - Support for non-productive investments linked to the achievement of agri-environment-climate objectives
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            [post_content] => The aim of this Measure is to support investment in cost-effective and environmentally efficient systems and equipment in relation to soil management, water capture and use, renewable energy, waste management, and improved efficiency of fertiliser and pesticide use and control. Support for investments in holdings is also intended to target improved productivity on holdings or within specific sectors, as long as the adoption of these techniques and farming systems do not cause environmental damage.

Support under this Measure shall therefore contribute to the achievement of a number of important cross-cutting objectives, focus areas, and needs as established in the Malta Rural Development Programme (RDP), as explained in the following sections.
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            [post_content] => Non-productive investments (NPIs) are investments which do not generate a significant return, income, or revenue, or increase significantly the value of the beneficiary’s holding, but have a positive environmental impact. NPIs play a complementary role in helping to achieve agrienvironmental objectives or commitments, which can be undertaken under other environmental schemes, or in enhancing the environmental value of protected areas. In accordance to the RDP, support under Non-Productive Investments Measure is intended to cater for investment that contributes to the achievement of agri-environment-climate objectives, with particular focus on the restoration of habitats and landscapes, soil conservation and water management.
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            [post_title] => Measure 4.1 - Support for Investments in Agricultural Holdings
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            [post_content] => Young farmers frequently need support to enter into the agricultural sector. Barriers exist in the form of: difficulties in accessing land through the high costs of either purchasing or renting, fragmentation of land, and difficulties in obtaining loans for business investment through regular commercial channels (lack of collateral). Young farmers also face problems in accessing markets, and resistance from older farmers who are not open to new ideas, innovation in production and marketing, or investment in new processes.

Despite significant numbers of young people attending agricultural courses in Malta, few enter farming due to the barriers identified above and perceived limited financial returns and long hours in the sector. This measure is thus a key element in the strategy to encourage a more attractive, innovative and efficient sector in future.
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            [post_title] => Measure 3.1 - Support for New Participation in Quality Schemes
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            [post_title] => Measure 4 of the Xlokk Local Development Strategy – Development of Green infrastructure
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            [post_title] => Measure 6.1 – Business Start Up Aid for Young Farmers
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