Pre-Announcement: European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development 2014-2020:Measure 6.4

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Measure 6.4: Support for investments in creation and development of non-agricultural activities

The Director General of the Funds and Programmes Division, within the Parliamentary Secretariat for European Funds and Social Dialogue announces the pre-launch of a scheme under the Rural Development Programme. 

Measure 6.4 ‘Support for investments in creation and development of non-agricultural activities’ has the objective to stimulate the rural business environment, to contribute to an increased number of non-agricultural activities carried-out in rural areas as well as to develop existing non-agricultural activities, create jobs, increase the income of the rural population and alleviate rural-urban disparities.Beneficiaries will receive 50% of the total eligible project costs.

Support under this measure is targeted to farmers, farm family members and other rural entrepreneurs intending to diversify their main economic activity or to start a new economic activity by investing in non-agricultural activities with the aim to increase their income and to create occupational alternatives.

The indicative budget for measure 6.4 is of €7.7 million. This investment is key to the government’s mission to facilitate better quality and sustainability in the local agricultural sector.

Further details on the application process will be published in due course on the Managing Authority website interested applicants are invited to register their interest via e-mail on, indicating the measure/s they are interested in.The MA shall invite registered interested applicants for an information session to be held at a later date.

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Published On: 29/08/2018