This measure is aimed at improving the overall performance of farms and their sustainability, particularly investments in irrigation equipment.
The legal framework is the Regulation (EU) number 1305 / 2013, on support for rural development by the European agricultural fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and its development regulations.
M04.01 measure of the Navarra Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 is set, in accordance with article 17 of the regulation 1305 / 2013, to the rural development priority to "improve the viability of farms and the competitiveness of all types of agriculture in all regions, and to promote innovative agricultural technologies and sustainable forest
The measure sets the priority criteria to access aid to investment in irrigation for farm equipment, in such a way that occur ranked irrigation setting, giving priority to investments that allow a more immediate setting in irrigation.
General objectives of this measure are the improvement of the overall performance of the farms and promote their sustainability.
Such aid shall be granted in accordance with the procedure of competitive concurrency, according to endpoints with a maximum of 200 points, among others, receiving the aid of organic production of Rural Development Programme of Navarre 2014-2020 are 10 points

Resources needed

Funding: European Structure and Investment Funds:
European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)
Assigned to this submeasure spending is 2,000,000 euros for the financing of the call to the year 2018.

Evidence of success

The inclusion of the requirement that a minimum of 0.5 Units of Agricultural Work of its activity is in organic production to get the 15/100 points, in competitive format, could help in the aim of increasing the surface in organic production in our region. The effect of this support measure is reflected in an increase in the ecological cultivation surface in the period 2015-2017 of 15.61%, 8,943.85 hectares.

Difficulties encountered

The competitive format, in which participation in the measurement of organic production represents 15 points out of 100 motivates ridiculous surfaces of exploitation listed in organic production.

Potential for learning or transfer

Calls for aid in competitive concurrency where it is valued that exploitation is registered in organic production, is not a factor that support the increase of surface in organic production, if there isn't a minimum surface or certified organic production requirements included in the call. In the case of our region, we have included the requisite of a minimum of 0.5 Units of Agricultural Work corresponding to organic food and farming.
In any case, the increase in the ecological production area from 2015 to 2017 is directly related to the implementation of this support measure, and its inclusion in the legal framework of EAFRD justifies its transfer potential to other regions
Main institution
Regional Government of Navarra
Comunidad Foral de Navarra, Spain (España)
Start Date
January 2015
End Date


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