Nearly 4 000 applications were submitted for support under the measure for startup aid for the development of small agricultural holdings of RDP 2014-2020. The budget for this round of application under this measure amounts to the BGN equivalent of EUR 30 million, whereas the total subsidy requested by the applications of farmers is approximately EUR 55 million.
Between June and August, State Fund Agriculture paid nearly BGN 193 million of subsidies to Bulgarian farmers under the direct payment schemes and measures for Campaign 2015.
State Fund Agriculture approved 62 projects for 2016 for restructuring and conversion of vineyards under the National Support Programme in the Wine Sector 2014-2018.
The budget for disbursement in the first call under sub-measure 4.1 Investments in agricultural holdings of the RDP 2014 – 2020 was increased by the BGN equivalent of 14 851 200 EUR for already received applications for aid.
Financial aid amounting to 94 million BGN under the decoupled Scheme for transitional national support for tobacco was approved by the Managing Board of SF Agriculture.
State Fund Agriculture paid 3 310 263 BGN to farmers under the state aid scheme for compensation of losses caused by natural disasters and unfavourable climate conditions in 2015.