Factsheet: CAP 2014-2020 - Direct Payments (Reg. 1307/2013)

CAP 2014-2020 - Direct Payments (Reg. 1307/2013)

Key Information

Country/Region:

Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Common Agricultural Policy, Pillar 1: Direct Payments EU Regulation No 1307/2013 of 17 december 2013 establishing rules for direct payments to farmers under support schemes within the framework of the common agricultural policy.
Description: 
Within the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP 2014-2020). For direct payments, firstly there are the cross-compliance rules, representing the compulsory basic layer of environmental requirements and obligations to be met in order to receive full CAP funding. On top of this, from 2015 onwards, the CAP introduces a new policy instrument in Pillar 1, the "Green Direct Payment", accounting for 30% of the national direct payment envelope. It includes three obligatory agricultural practises: (1) maintenance of permanent grasslands, (2) ecological focus areas and (3) crop diversification.
Goal/Aim: 
Rules for agricultural practices.

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
DG Agriculture and Rural Development

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
1992
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2013