This has allowed the payment of more than 4,116 million euros of the direct aid requested in the 2019 campaign to be managed.

This amount exceeds 80% of the total expected direct payments corresponding to the 2019 campaign, and represents an important injection of funds in the sector in the first months of the payment period.

The direct payments of the CAP constitute around 90% of the total annual payments of the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (FEAGA) and provide a guarantee of income for the more than 695,000 farmers who submitted their request for help in 2019.

The distribution of the overall figure by aid schemes is as follows:

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

As of December 1, the payment of 95% of the Basic Payment Scheme, of the Payment for Agricultural Practices Beneficial for Climate and Environment ("green payment") and Payment for Young Farmers. Once the allocation of rights from the National Basic Payment Reserve is carried out, in the first quarter of 2020, the remaining 5% payment may be authorized, the term for which it becomes effective ends June 30, 2020.

Also, as of December 1, 100% of the Payment of the Simplified Scheme for Small Farmers. And 90% of the payment can be paid in respect of the following aid schemes associated with production:

  • Aid associated with Rice Cultivation
  • Help associated with Protein Crops
  • Help associated with Nuts and Carob Fruits
  • Help associated with Quality Legumes
  • Help associated with Sugar Beet
  • Help associated with Tomato for Industry
  • Aid associated with farms that keep Nodrizas Cows
  • Help associated with dairy cattle farms
  • Aid associated with the dairy cattle holding special rights in 2014
  • Help associated with sheep farms
  • Help associated with Caprino farms
  • Associated aid for sheep farmers and Caprino who maintained special rights in 2014

The remaining 10% corresponding to these production support schemes may be paid from the moment the final unit amount is established in the first months of 2020, and always before June 30, 2020.

Regarding the specific payment to cotton and the aid to the bait vaccine, the eligibility requirements of these grants cannot be verified until the beginning of the year 2020. Therefore, until then the unit amount for the payment cannot be established, as the calculation It is based on the production units (hectares and number of animals) that meet all the requirements of each aid scheme. As in the other regimes, the deadline for making payments for these two grants effective ends June 30, 2020.

In this 2019 campaign, it is worth mentioning again the growth in payments of the aid scheme for young farmers, which consolidates its trend already started in the 2018 campaign. Thus, as of December 31, 49 million euros have already been paid, which It represents 36% more than what was paid on this same date in the previous campaign.

Below is the distribution by Autonomous Communities of the payments of direct aid managed as of December 31. Each autonomy establishes its own payment schedule, which in turn depends on the planning and execution of the controls that must be carried out to verify the eligibility requirements of the aid in all the files.

By autonomous communitiesMinistry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

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