Factsheet: Subsidies for the afforestation of agricultural land

Subsidies for the afforestation of agricultural land

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Subsidies for the afforestation of agricultural land
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Besluit van de Vlaamse Regering betreffende de subsidiëring van de bebossing van landbouwgronden ter uitvoering van Verordening (EG) nr. 1698/2005 van de Raad van 20 september 2005 inzake steun voor plattelandsontwikkeling uit het Europees Landbouwfonds voor Plattelandsontwikkeling (ELFPO)
Description: 
Subsidies are provided for the afforestation of agricultural land if three conditions are met: (1) a minimal surface within the Flemisch region has to be afforestated, (2) the land has to be used for agriculture at least one year within the last five years and (3) the land will have to be afforestated for at least 25 years. The subsidy consists of a plantation subsidy, maintenance subsidy and income compensation.
Goal/Aim: 
Stimulate afforestation.

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
ANB

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2009