Direct payments

Direct payments comprise all costs of market organisation in the 1st pillar of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). One important feature is that financing is at 100 % from EU funds.

  • Single payment scheme

    The Single Payment Scheme (SPS) is the EU’s agricultural subsidy scheme. In 2015, approximately € 671 million were paid to some 108,470 farms.

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  • Cross-compliance

    Cross-compliance means the requirement to adhere to the statutory standards concerning the environment, food safety and animal welfare.

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  • IACS / IACS-GIS

    IACS (Integrated Administration and Control System) is a system introduced by the EU step by step to ensure the implementation of a uniform Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in the EU Member States.

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