This measure is aimed at improving the overall performance of farms and their sustainability, including direct sales by farmers of their own production
Overlaps between the ERDF ROP and EARDF and Rural Development programmes should be avoided, but there's a lack of specific support measures for organic SMEs in the ERDF ROP of our region, hindering the promotion of the ecological sector through these funds.
This measure conforms to the rural development priority of the consistent Union 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 management". Agricultural activity, as well as agricultural, livestock and forestry products, includes direct selling by farmers or farmers processing own production or first processing. The
activities carried out in agricultural holdings which are necessary for reparing an animal or plant product for the first sale are excluded from aid to investment in agroindustries. Considering that the economic viability of many farms, particularly in areas with natural difficulties, is linked to develop the short circuits of commercialization, the enhancement
of the products of exploitation and direct selling, referred to these investments among the eligible within the framework of this call.
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 ecological production of Rural Development Programme of Navarre 2014-2020 are 15 points.

Resources needed

Funding: European Structure and Investment Funds:
 European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)
Assigned to this submeasure spending is 8,000,000 euros for the financing of the call to the year 2018.

Evidence of success

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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