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:
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.
Any farmer or winegrower who wishes to file an initial application for an AECM commitment.
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
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.
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”).
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.
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:
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:
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:
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:
The applicant can also display other layers of data, supplied by the Geoportal, on the map.
Various technical conditions must be met in order to use the geolocation tool:
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.
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.