Measure 13 - compensation payment to other areas affected by specific constraints

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The Maltese territory is considered as 100% ANC (formerly known as less favoured area), therefore all agricultural land in Malta is eligible for payments under this measure. This is mainly due to high opportunity cost of land, fragmentation of farms, ageing labour force, insularity factor from rest of Europe, lack of water resources and scarcity of arable land.

This measure is designed to prevent land abandonment in disadvantaged areas. Farmers that have accessed the ANCs are also encouraged to additionally take on agri-environmental climate measures (M10) which have a more direct positive impact on the quality of the environment.

Applications for participating in this scheme will be received between the 22nd of July and 16th September 2019.

Applicants are required to provide their ID card and site plans of field/s. If representing someone else, one also needs to provide a notarised power of attorney and the ID card of the representative. In case of transfer of land by inheritance, a copy of the will is required.

Applications will be received between 7.30am and 12.00pm at the ARPA Front Office at Pitkali Markets, Ta’ Qali, and in the Gozo Front Office at the Government Experimental Farm, Xewkija.

More information concerning the application process can be obtained by contacting the Agriculture and Rural Payments Agency on 2292 6148 or

More information concerning the schemes can be obtained from by contacting the Managing Authority on 2200 1108 or

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Published On: 14/02/2018