New aid for micro-businesses with regard to the production of agricultural products

The Ministry of Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development has set up a new aid for micro-businesses in order to support them in the production of agricultural products.

This aid covers 2 components:

  • aid for consultancy costs for the development of a business plan; and
  • investment aid (capital aid) for the implementation of the business plan.

The capital aid in the amount of EUR 12,000 is paid out in 2 instalments:

  • the first instalment of EUR 8,000 after approval of the business plan;
  • the second instalment of EUR 4,000 after implementation of the business plan.

Only costs incurred from 1 January 2021 onwards will be taken into account.

This aid can be applied for by micro-businesses:

  • that produce agricultural products that are marketed:
    • either through direct sales;
    • or indirectly, provided there is only one intermediary; and
  • employ fewer than 10 people; and
  • whose annual turnover or annual balance sheet total does not exceed EUR 2 million.

For more information on the practical aspects of the application, please see our explanatory information page.

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