Initial application for an AECM commitment

Last update 05.09.2022

This procedure is used to file an initial application for a commitment to implement agri-environment climate measures (AECM).

The agri-environment climate measures in question are the new AEC measures provided for in the 2023–2027 Strategic Plan. The purpose of these measures is to support agricultural holdings which have made commitments to:

  • contribute to the development of practices designed to link financial performance and environmental performance; or
  • maintain and conserve such practices, where they are under threat of dying out.

The holdings must make commitments for several years (typically for 5 crop years). Thus, commitments signed in autumn 2022 will be in force for the period from 1 November 2022 to 31 October 2027.

The general terms and conditions governing participation in the scheme can be found on the Agriculture Portal.

Applications are now required to be made online through the MyGuichet.lu platform.

Who is concerned

Eligible professionals

Any farmer or winegrower who wishes to file an initial application for an AECM commitment.

Measures

The following measures are eligible:

540 – Financial support to establish sustainable and eco-friendly farming – Agriculture

541 – Financial support to establish sustainable and eco-friendly farming – Nurseries

542 – Financial support to establish sustainable and eco-friendly farming – Viticulture

543 – Financial support for organic farming

544 – Financial incentive to introduce the use of slurry and composting of manure

545 – Financial support to reduce the use of nitrogen-based fertilisers

546 – Financial support for pasturing of cattle

547 – Financial support to maintain a small herd of livestock

548 – Financial incentive for crop rotation and diversification

549 – Financial support for reduced groundworks

550 – Financial support to reduce cattle headcounts

551 – Permanent conversion of arable land to grassland

552 – Financial support for the conservation and rearing of endangered breeds

Prerequisites

The producer must be registered as a farmer or winegrower in the database of the paying agency at the Ministry of Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development.

For this purpose, they must be registered as a farmer or winegrower with the Joint Social Security Centre (Centre commun de la sécurité sociale - CCSS).

In addition to these basic conditions, the declarant must fulfil certain specific requirements in order to be eligible for a given aid scheme. This information is available as downloadable documents on the Agriculture Portal.

Deadlines

Pending the development of a national legal database, it is preferable to file initial applications by no later than 31 October 2022; this will help ensure the correct data is retrieved for the 2023 wine-growing land use survey.

The confirmation of commitment must be given annually in the wine-growing land use survey. Applications for 2023 onwards must be filed by 31 March. Failure to confirm will be considered as early termination of the commitment.

The submission date taken into account is the date of transmission of the procedure in MyGuichet.lu (status “sent”), and not the date of finalisation of the procedure (status “ready”).

How to proceed

Components of the declaration

The online assistant includes all sections in the declaration of agricultural land and the vineyard census. The different sections can be accessed from the menu, as needed.

Submitting the application

The application must be filed using a virtual assistant (wizard) that can be accessed through MyGuichet.lu. It can be found in the 'Forms / Online services' section.

The person submitting the application needs:

  • a LuxTrust product (e.g. Token, Smartcard or Signing Stick); or
  • an electronic identity card (eID).

As the procedure includes initialised personal data, it can only be accessed through a certified business eSpace.

Certification requires the entry of an activation code. This code links the initialised data of the declaration with the LuxTrust certificate used to log in. The codes are the same as those used, for example, to access the 'wine-growing land use survey’. As it has been compulsory to complete the land use survey since 2021, there is no need to re-enter the codes for this application.

However, applicants who do require new codes (e.g. if the person submitting the application has changed) should immediately contact the Rural Economy Department (Service d’économie rurale).

The finalisation, signing and transmission of the procedure are done according to the general terms and conditions of use of MyGuichet.lu (see the MyGuichet.lu help pages).

Helpful information about how to set up a business eSpace, enter codes, electronically sign documents and submit applications can be found:

Additional rules

For certain AEC measures, information about the parcel(s) of land in question must be entered. Information on up to 250 parcels may be entered.

Applicants are asked to:

  • select a parcel with its FLIK reference; or
  • delete or add a parcel to their land use application.

By default, the geolocation tool zooms in on the main address of the property holding. If the parcel in question is outside of the boundaries of the land registry extract, the applicant can:

  • navigate around the map with their mouse; or
  • search for the parcel in question using the search box (for example, using the address, the parcel number, etc.).

The applicant can also display other layers of data, supplied by the Geoportal, on the map.

Technical information about the tool

Various technical conditions must be met in order to use the geolocation tool:

  • The tool does not work with Internet Explorer 11. Please use a different browser to make online applications.
  • To select or draw a parcel, the applicant must first select the appropriate function: please click the corresponding button in the top right-hand part of the map.

Supporting documents

Depending on the type of commitment selected, certain evidence will be required. Probative documents must be attached to the application and sent as PDF files.

Good to know

Help with the online assistant

The agricultural portal includes an illustrated user guide which shows the different stages involved in making an application, and explains the various actions required on the part of the user, particularly when using the map.

Forms / Online services

Initial application for an AECM commitment

To complete your application, the information about you collected from this form needs to be processed by the public administration concerned.

That information is kept by the administration in question for as long as it is required to achieve the purpose of the processing operation(s).

Your data will be shared with other public administrations that are necessary for the processing of your application. For details on which departments will have access to the data on this form, please contact the public administration you are filing your application with.

Under the terms of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, you have the right to access, rectify or, where applicable, remove any information relating to you. You are also entitled to withdraw your consent at any time.

Additionally, unless the processing of your personal data is compulsory, you may, with legitimate reasons, oppose the processing of such data.

If you wish to exercise these rights and/or obtain a record of the information held about you, please contact the administration in question using the contact details provided on the form. You are also entitled to file a claim with the National Commission for Data Protection (Commission nationale pour la protection des données), headquartered at 15, boulevard du Jazz L-4370 Belvaux.

By submitting your application, you agree that your personal data may be processed as part of the application process.

Demande initiale pour un engagement MAEC

Les informations qui vous concernent recueillies sur ce formulaire font l’objet d’un traitement par l’administration concernée afin de mener à bien votre demande.

Ces informations sont conservées pour la durée nécessaire par l’administration à la réalisation de la finalité du traitement

Les destinataires de vos données sont les administrations compétentes dans le cadre du traitement de votre demande. Veuillez-vous adresser à l’administration concernée par votre demande pour connaître les destinataires des données figurant sur ce formulaire. Conformément au règlement (UE) 2016/679 relatif à la protection des personnes physiques à l'égard du traitement des données à caractère personnel et à la libre circulation de ces données, vous bénéficiez d’un droit d’accès, de rectification et le cas échéant d’effacement des informations vous concernant. Vous disposez également du droit de retirer votre consentement à tout moment.

En outre et excepté le cas où le traitement de vos données présente un caractère obligatoire, vous pouvez, pour des motifs légitimes, vous y opposer.

Si vous souhaitez exercer ces droits et/ou obtenir communication de vos informations, veuillez-vous adresser à l’administration concernée suivant les coordonnées indiquées dans le formulaire. Vous avez également la possibilité d’introduire une réclamation auprès de la Commission nationale pour la protection des données ayant son siège à 15, boulevard du Jazz L-4370 Belvaux.

En poursuivant votre démarche, vous acceptez que vos données personnelles soient traitées dans le cadre de votre demande.

Erstantrag für eine AUKM-Verpflichtung

Ihre in diesem Formular erfassten personenbezogenen Informationen werden von der zuständigen Verwaltungsbehörde verarbeitet, um Ihren Antrag erfolgreich abzuschließen.

Diese Informationen werden von der Behörde für den zur Verarbeitung erforderlichen Zeitraum gespeichert.

Die Empfänger Ihrer Daten sind die im Rahmen Ihres Antrags zuständigen Verwaltungsbehörden. Um die Empfänger der in diesem Formular erfassten Daten zu erfahren, wenden Sie sich bitte an die für Ihren Antrag zuständige Behörde.

Gemäß der Verordnung (EU) 2016/679 zum Schutz natürlicher Personen bei der Verarbeitung personenbezogener Daten und zum freien Datenverkehr haben Sie das Recht auf Zugang, Berichtigung und gegebenenfalls Löschung Ihrer personenbezogenen Informationen. Sie haben zudem das Recht, Ihre erteilte Einwilligung jederzeit zu widerrufen.

Weiterhin können Sie, außer in Fällen, in denen die Verarbeitung Ihrer Daten verpflichtend ist, Widerspruch einlegen, wenn dieser rechtmäßig begründet ist.

Wenn Sie diese Rechte ausüben und/oder Einsicht in Ihre Informationen nehmen möchten, können Sie sich unter den im Formular angegebenen Kontaktdaten an die zuständige Verwaltungsbehörde wenden. Sie haben außerdem die Möglichkeit, bei der Nationalen Kommission für den Datenschutz Beschwerde einzulegen (Commission nationale pour la protection des données, 15, boulevard du Jazz L-4370 Belvaux).

Wenn Sie Ihren Vorgang fortsetzen, akzeptieren Sie damit, dass Ihre personenbezogenen Daten im Rahmen Ihres Antrags verarbeitet werden.

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