The Common Agricultural Policy is one of the oldest and most significant policy areas of the European Union (EU). After the signing of the Treaty of Rome in 1957, the communitised agricultural policy came into force in 1962 and has since then stood for long-term food security in the EU.
The fifth application for an amendment to the Austrian Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 was approved by the European Commission on 23 August 2019.
The rural "Zukunftsraum Land" network was established to support the optimal implementation of the Austrian Rural Development Programme 2014-2020.
The Partnership Agreement, concluded between Austria and the European Commission and adopted by the latter on 17 October 2014, is entitled "STRAT.AT 2020".
After a preparatory period of almost five years the new CAP entered into force on 1 January 2015.
The basic payment is granted to holdings per hectare of eligible land - arable land, areas under permanent crops and grassland Areas.
To be well prepared for future challenges the current CAP period focuses on the topics of food safety, climate protection and the maintenance of rural Areas.
To make farm succession and the entry of the agricultural business more attractive, young farmers are granted an additional top-up payment.
The heart of the small farmers scheme is a simplified subsidisation scheme to which in principle each farmer can change at his/her own discretion.
In order to ensure the management of extensive areas for the future, there is a headage payment on alpine pastures where cattle, sheep and goats are driven up.
Cross-compliance means the requirement to adhere to the statutory standards concerning the environment, food safety and animal welfare.
IACS (Integrated Administration and Control System) is a system introduced by the EU step by step to ensure the implementation of a uniform Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in the EU Member States.
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The European Innovation Partnership 'Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability' (EIP-AGRI) is an initiative for the promotion of agriculture and forestry
Environmentally compatible management of agricultural areas through the promotion of an agriculture which is appropriate to the environment, extensive and protective of natural Habitats.
ÖPUL 2015, Austria's agri-environmental programme, pays considerable attention to the sparing use of natural resources and long-term climate protection.
Organic farming is a key component of the Agri-environmental Programme ÖPUL 2015 and has been particularly promoted and developed by the new Programme.
In these areas, farmers manage their farms under more difficult production, conditions. In Austria this means above all steep land, high altitude
Especially in periods of volatile agricultural prices and markets, small-structured holdings benefit from being able to rely on several sources of income. Deliberate diversity enhances competitiveness and ensures forward-looking, crisis-proof development.
Austria’s farms are located in Austria’s most scenic holiday areas. Farm holidays represent an attractive offer - especially for families.
Green Care is a joint project of the Austrian Chambers of Agriculture. It adds the social component to the competences of farmers.
Compared to the previous period, the upper limit for costs eligible under the subsidy scheme has been substantially raised.
The new Rural Development Programme further enhances the self-reliance of the LEADER regions.
Changes have been made to the Common Agricultural Policy's monitoring and evaluation requirements for the 2014-2020 programme period.