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Rural Development Programmes 2007 - 2013 Progress Snapshot 2007-2013

Basic Information:
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The 88 Rural Development Programmes (RDP) in the EU-27
have budgeted for 2007-2013 a total public expenditure of
€151.5 billion (European Agricultural Fund for Rural
Development and Member State contribution). At the end of
2013, €114.7 billion were spent out of the allocated budget
(see figure 1). Figure 1: Total Public Expenditure
Axis 1 – (Improving the competitiveness of the agricultural from 2007 to 2013 in EU 27 &
and forestry sector), has utilised 70% of its allocated budget. expenditure per Axis
Axis 2 – (Improving the environment and the countryside),
€11.4 Axis 1
has utilised approximately 88% of its programmed billion €4.3
expenditure. billion Axis 2
Axis 3 – (Improving the quality of life in rural areas), has €546
utilised about 61% of its budget. million Axis 3
Axis 4 – (Leader) has utilised approximately 47% of the €1.4 Leader
programmed expenditure. billion
Direct payments – Support provided to farmers of Bulgaria €34
Technical
and Romania has used all of its allocated budget. assistance
billion
Direct
€63 payments
billion

Axis 1 - Improving the competitiveness of the agricultural and forestry sector

Figure 2: Axis 1 - Total Public The sum of programmed total public expenditure of the 88 RDPs
expenditure per measure in million on Axis 1 places an emphasis on Modernisation of agricultural
EURO (2007-2013) holdings (Measure 121), Adding value to agricultural and forestry
15,000 products (Measure 123) and Infrastructure related to the
development and adaptation of agriculture (Measure 125),
10,000 allocating to these measures nearly 70% of the overall budgeted
funds for Axis 1. Analysis of the expenditure rates per measure
5,000 up to 2013 shows:
 Six measures have utilised around 75-90% of their
0 programmed expenditure, namely:
 Holdings undergoing restructuring (M144), 89%
 Early retirement (M113), 87%
EAFRD expenditure Public expenditure
 Meeting standards based on EU legislation (131), 86%
Figure 3: Axis 1 - Progress against 2007-2013  Semi-subsistence farming (M141), 81%
output targets in EU-27 (2007-2012)  Modernisation of agricultural holdings (M121), 77%
M111: N. of participants  Setting up of young farmers (M112), 76%.
M112: N. of young farmers
M113: N. of beneficiaries  Six measures have utilised 55-70% of their allocated budgets:
M114: N. of farmers supported
 Producer groups (M142), 67%
M115: N. of services
M121: N. of farm holdings  Improvement of the economic value of forests (M122),
M124: N. of coop. initiatives
M125: N. of operations Vocational training and information actions (M111) and
M132: N. of farm holdings Adding value to agricultural and forestry products
M133: N. of actions
(M123), 61%
M141: N. of SSF holdings
M142: N. of PGs  Restoring agricultural production potential (M126), 60%
0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%  Infrastructure related to the development and adaptation
of agriculture (M125), 58%.
 Six measures (M114, M115, M124, M132, M133, M143) have
used 43-57% of their budgets.
Figure 3 provides an indication of the achieved outputs up to 2012 in comparison to the output targets for 2007-
2013.
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Axis 2 - Improving the environment and the countryside

The sum of programmed total public expenditure of the 88 Figure 4: Axis 2 - Realised Total Public
RDPs on Axis 2 focuses on Agri-environment payments expenditure per measure in million
(M214), Payments to farmers in areas with handicaps, 35,000
EURO (2007-2013)
other than mountain areas (M212) and Natural handicap
30,000
payments to farmers in mountain areas (M211). The three
25,000
measures represent the majority of the Axis 2 utilised
expenditure (see figure 4). Together they have been 20,000
allocated 41% of the total RDP public budget 15,000
programmed in the EU-27 for 2007-2013. 10,000
 Natural handicap payments to farmers in mountain 5,000
areas (M211) has used all of its budget. 0
 Payments to farmers in areas with handicaps, other
than mountain areas (M212) and Agri-environment EAFRD expenditure Public expenditure
payments (M214) have utilised respectively 93% and
88% of their allocated funds.
 First afforestation of agricultural land (M221) has used Figure 5: Axis 2 - Progress against 2007-
80% of its budget. 2013 output targets in EU-27 (2007-2012)
 Restoring forestry potential and introducing prevention
actions (M226), Animal welfare payments (M215) and MLFA: N. of LFA holdings

Non-productive investments (M216 and M227) have M214: AE area vs 2007-2013…

utilised 58-67% of their programmed expenditure. M215: N. of animal welfare…

 First afforestation of non-agricultural land (M223), M216: N. of holdings

Natura 2000 payments (M224), Natura 2000 payments M224: N. of forest holdings

and payments linked to Directive 2000/60/EC (M213) M225: N. of forest holdings


and Forest-environment payments (M225) have spend M226: N. of actions
33-50% of their allocated funds. M227: N. of supported forest…
 First establishment of agroforestry systems on 0% 25% 50% 75% 100%
agricultural land (M222) has utilised 6% of its funds.
Figure 5 provides an indication of the achieved outputs up to 2012 in comparison to the output targets for 2007-
2013.

Axis 3 - Quality of life in rural areas and diversification of the rural economy

Figure 6: Axis 3 - Realised Total Public The sum of programmed total public expenditure of the 88
expenditure per measure in million RDPs on Axis 3 in the EU-27 focuses on Basic services
EURO (2007-2013) for the economy and rural population (M321) and Village
3,500 renewal and development (M322) which together
3,000
represent nearly 52% of the Axis 3 budget and 57% of the
Axis total public expenditure (see figure 6). When
2,500
comparing the expenditure rates per measure up to 2013
2,000 it is observed that:
1,500  Village renewal and development (M322) has spent
1,000 75% of its programmed budget.
500  Conservation and upgrading of the rural heritage
0 (M323) and Diversification into non-agricultural
M322 M321 M312 M323 M311 M313 M341 M331 activities (M311) have utilised around 62% of their
EAFRD expenditure Public expenditure planned allocation.

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Axis 3 - Quality of life in rural areas and diversification of the rural economy

Figure 7: Axis 3 - Progress against 2007-2013  Basic services for the economy and rural population
output targets in EU-27 (2007-2012) (M321) has utilised 60% of its funds.
 Skills acquisition and animation (M341) and Training
M311: N. of beneficiaries and information (M331) have spent 56% and 54% of
M312: N. of micro-enterprises their planned budgets.
M313: N. of tourism actions
 Encouragement of tourism activities (M313) and
M321: N. of supported actions
Support for business creation and development (M312)
M322: N. of villages
have spent around 47% of their budgets.
M323: N. of heritage actions
Figure 7 provides an indication of the achieved outputs up
M331: N. of economic actors
to 2012 in comparison to the output targets for 2007-2013.
M331: N. of training days

0% 25% 50% 75% 100%

Axis 4 - Leader

The sum of programmed total public expenditure of Figure 8: Axis 4 - Total Public
the 88 RDPs has allocated on Leader Axis budget of expenditure per measure in million
€9.1 billion out of which €4.3 billion have been spent EURO (2007-2013)
by 2013. Within the Axis, emphasis has been given to 3,000
the Quality of life and diversification measure (M413) 2,500
which has been allocated nearly 69% of the Axis
2,000
funds .
When comparing expenditure per measure up to 1,500
2013 (figure 8) it is observed that: 1,000
 Quality of life and diversification (M413) has the 500
largest share of Axis total public expenditure and
0
has spent 47% of its budget. M413 M431 M411 M421 M412
 Running the LAG, skills acquisition, animation EAFRD expenditure Public expenditure
(M431) has realised 62% of its allocated funds.
 Competitiveness (M411) has utilised 34% of its Figure 9: Axis 4 - Progress against 2007-2013
planned budget. output targets in EU-27 (2007-2012)
 Finally, Implementing cooperation projects (M421)
and Environment/land management (M412) have
used respectively 23% and 20% of their allocated Leader: N. of LAGs

funds. Leader: T. size of the LAG area (km2)


Leader: T. population in LAG area
Figure 9 provides an indication of the achieved Leader: N. of projects financed
outputs up to 2012 in comparison to the output targets Leader: N. of beneficiaries
for 2007-2013. M421: N. of cooperation projects
M421: N. of cooperating LAGs
M431: N. of actions supported

0% 25% 50% 75% 100%

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Summary
 Within seven years of implementation, Pillar 2 of the CAP has utilised about 76% (figure 10) of the total public
expenditure planned for the current Programming Period (including post Health Check and the European
Economic Recovery Package modifications).
 Agri-environment payments (M214) is the measure with the highest allocated budget in the EU. Up to 2013, it
has utilised 88% of its available budget and represents nearly 29% of the total public expenditure of the
programmes.
 Modernisation of agricultural holdings (M121) has the second largest budget in the EU and used up to 77% of
the allocated funds. M121 represents 12% of the total public expenditure of all rural development
programmes.
 The third largest measure budget is for Payments to farmers in areas with handicaps, other than mountain
areas (M212) which has used 93% of its programmed total public expenditure and represents 9% of the total
public expenditure of Pillar 2.

Figure 10: Progress of total public expenditure up to 2013, main measures per axis
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100%

80%

60%

40%

20%

0%
Measure 121 Measure 214 Measure 211 Measure 322 Measure 413

Source of the data:


1) Programmed expenditures 2007-2013: RDP budget allocation following Health Check revision (December 2013)
2) Expenditures 2007-2013: DG AGRI
3) Output indicators: monitoring tables submitted by Managing Authorities along with the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
Annual Progress Reports. Data referring to programming years 2007 to 2012. Only commitments made from year 2007 onwards
are considered.
4) Output targets 2007-2013: DG AGRI

For further detailed information on financial


/ physical and output indicators data
please refer to the dedicated ENRD
website section on Monitoring Indicators.

http://enrd.ec.europa.eu

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