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Measures of the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020

 

 
 
 
 Miżura 6 – Żvilupp tal-Razzett u tan-Negozju  (Measure 6 - Farm and business development)

 Miżura 11 – Biedja Organika (Measure 11 - Organic farming)
 
 



Block Procedure Timetable

 
For the purpose of the calls for Measures listed below the MA will be adopting an Open Block Calls Procedure. This means that a batch of applications received within a respective time block will be assessed separately from applications received in subsequent batches.
 
The different time block periods are outlined in the PDF document (note that time of submissions of applications are indicated in the respective measures guidelines)
 
To open the PDF document click HERE​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 


 European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development 2014-2020

UPDATE (linked to pre-announcement of 17th December 2021)

The Managing Authority makes reference to the pre-announcement dated 17th December 2021 regarding closing of batches under a number of RDP 14-20 measures. In view that the 15th April 2022 falls on a Public Holiday, the date of 15th April 2022 is being replaced by a new (later) date, this being the 22nd April 2022., at noon.

This does not impact any later batches' dates as may be applicable. This notificatoin shall only have a partial impact on M4.1 Batch 15 and M6.1 Batch 10. As originally informed, these same measures have another subsequent closing date of Friday 10th June, 2022, which remains unaltered.

Applications under M4.1 and M6.1 submitted between the date of this notification and Friday 22nd April will be included in Batch 15 M4.1 and Batch 10 M6.1, respectively.

11th March 2022


Clarifications – Calls issued on 3rd January 2022

The Managing Authority is advising that, for the calls issued on the 3rd January 2022, it is accepting a Tax Compliance Status report issued by the Office of the Commissioner for Revenue in lieu of a Tax Compliance Certificate only in cases where the pending amount is solely the amount due to the Office of the Commissioner for Revenue by Malta Enterprise under the COVID 19 Wage Supplement Scheme.

19th January 2022

Information Session on new RDP calls issued on 3rd January 2022

An information session, is being held by the Managing Authority for the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) on the Rural Development Programme calls issued on 3rd January 2022

The information session will be held on Friday 21st January 2022 at 13:00. Those interested to join will have to click here.​

 

14th January 2022


General Notice – Project Closure Report - Non-IACS Beneficiaries – RDP 2014-2020 (excluding M10.1, 11.2, 13.3)

 

The Managing Authority would like to inform all beneficiaries that it would be requesting a Project Closure Report to be submitted to the satisfaction of the same Managing Authority.  To this effect as from 1st December 2020 all final payment claims submitted at ARPA would require a completed Project Closure Report for the payment of such claim.  Completed projects which have had their final payment claim processed prior to the 1st December 2020 would be requested to submit the Project Closure Report nonetheless.  This Project Closure Report is being requested under the beneficiary obligations contained under Article 5 of the Grant Agreement.

 

12th November 2020

 


Managing Authority Contact Information 

 
For MA contacts by Rural Development Programme Measure please click here ​​
   
 
N.B. The MA reminds prospective applicants that hand quotations (i.e. quotations submitted by hand) submitted in relation to proposed projects must be signed by the suppliers/ service providers
 
Standard Output Coefficients
 
The latest standard output coefficient values can be accessed on the Eurostat website on the
link below. To download the table click on ‘Malta’.

 

How to calculate the SO Value?

     How to calculate the SO Value?


 

Reminder on Measure 10.1, M11.1 and M 11.2

 

The Managing Authority would like to clarify that in view of the programming period (2014-2020) no new applications will be accepted for M10.1, M11.1 and M11.2 in the upcoming request period unless otherwise notified by the Managing Authority.


 

NOTICE: Measure 4.1​

Unless otherwise notified by the Managing Authority,  this measure will close as from Friday 24th July 2020, noon. Prospective applicants are urged to submit their application in Batch 13 as early as possible. Deadline is Friday 24th July 2020, noon.

 22nd May 2020​​

 

Notices in view of the COVID-19 crisis

(1)    Procedure for the receipt of applications during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak

 

Prospective applicants are to note that given the evolving nature of the COVID-19 outbreak, only soft copies sent via email to rdd.mfea@gov.mt will be accepted.

Applications in hard copy, whether submitted by mail, by hand or any other means, will not be accepted and in this case, the application will not be deemed admissible and hence not considered during the evaluation process. Likewise, no pen-drives, cd’s etc will be accepted. Again, in such case, and in this case, the application will not be deemed admissible and hence not considered during the evaluation process. This applies to submissions at both the Front Offices in Malta and Gozo as well as the Managing Authority Offices in St. Venera.    

Only applications that successfully reach the working mailbox rdd.mfea@gov.mt by the close of deadline will be considered. It remains the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application was successfully delivered.

Note that there is a limit on the size of emails and attachments that can be received into the MA electronic mailbox. Applications are to be sent in compressed zipped folder/s, with each documentation clearly labelled If the email and attachments in total exceeds 10MB, multiple emails carrying different parts of the application may be sent. Each email is to contain only one compressed zipped folder. The email subject should contain the application reference, the part number and the total number of parts. (e.g. Application M4.1 Joe Borg - Part 2 of 3). Note that in case of multiple emails, only emails received within the application period will be considered and the documentation therein can in no way be changed or modified or new documentation introduced. 

The email has to successfully reach the RDD mailbox within the application period and not any other mailbox within the Government of Malta email infrastructure system. If it does not reach the RDD mailbox within the application period, the application will not be deemed admissible and hence not considered during the evaluation process.

The MA will not have any obligation to request or attempt any recovery of emails that fail to reach the RDD inbox due to the applicant’s failure to follow this guidance document. The MA will not be held responsible if there are any delays associated with non-delivery notifications that may lead to the applicant failing to submit an application within the deadline.

The MA remains available to confirm with applicants that an application has been received if contacted via email rdd.mfea@gov.mt  or via Tel. 2200 1117 / 2200 1162 during office hours. The MA will also issue, after a manual check on the submitted applications, an acknowledgement letter within 10 working days from receipt of application.

Note that the automated acknowledgement sent from the RDD mailbox does not in any way confirm or otherwise the (a) successful receipt of part or full  application, nor, (b) that the application is deemed admissible. Prospective applicants are strongly advised to avoid submitting applications on the last days of the call.

  (2)   Obligatory documentation in applications
Prospective applicants are to note that given the evolving nature of the COVID-19 outbreak, any documentation previously listed in Measure guidelines and application form as ‘Obligatory’ will, unless otherwise notified, be considered as ‘Required’ documentation. Hence, submitted applications with missing ‘Obligatory documentation’ will be deemed admissible. The signatures in section 5 and 6 of the application remain ‘obligatory’ since these are an integral part of the application.

An application will not be admissible, and hence not considered during the evaluation process, if obligatory parts of the application are not received within the system within the deadline.

The applicants will be advised further, during the evaluation process, with regards to the submission of any necessary documentation.

This notification supersedes any previous guidance notes, website notifications or other media notification issued on this Measure 4.1 prior to the launch of this call, Friday 22nd May 2020. Other notifications can be issued on such platforms following the issue of this call.

Further details on the application process may be published in due course on the websites of the Managing Authority www.eufunds.gov.mt and www.eufundsmalta.gov.mt.  For more information, the Managing Authority can be contacted by email at rdd.mfea@gov.mt or tel. 2200 1117 / 1162.

6th April 2020

NOTICE:

MANAGING AUTHORITY PRESENCE AT ARPA FRONT OFFICES

Prospective applicants should note that the deadline for submission of M4.1 Batch 11 and M6.4 Batch 3 applications is the 30th of January 2020. In view of this, the Managing Authority will be present at the Malta and Gozo Front Offices as follows: 

Wednesday 29
th January 2020: Ta’ Qali Front Office, between 7.30am and 3.30pm;
Thursday 30th January 2020: Ta’ Qali Front Office, between 7.30am and 3.30pm;
Thursday 30th January 2020: Xewkija Front Office, between 7.30am and 1.30pm.

22nd January 2020

POSTPONED- Notice Measure 1.1, 1.2 and Measure 2.1

Kindly note that the information session which was to be held on Thursday the 16th January at the Ministry for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change​ (MESDC)  Agriculture and Rural Payments Agency (ARPA) Ghammieri at 13.00, has been postponed.

15th January 2020


 Notice Measure 1.1, 1.2 and Measure 2.1

 

The Managing Authority will be holding a set of information sessions on M1.1. 1.2 and M2.1. The  sessions will be held:

On Thursday 16th January at the Ministry for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change​ (MESDC)  Agriculture and Rural Payments Agency (ARPA) Ghammieri at 13.00

 

 

13th January 2020​​

Notice Measure 1.1, 1.2 and Measure 2.1

 

The Managing Authority will be holding a set of information sessions on M1.1. 1.2 and M2.1. The  sessions will be held:

On Friday 10th January at the Ministry for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change​ (MESDC)  Agriculture and Rural Payments Agency (ARPA) Ghammieri at 10am

5th December 2019

 

Notice Measure 10.1: Extension of Deadline for the Submission of Soil samples for Soil Organic Matter to the Laboratory for AECM 5
 
 
The Managing Authority would like to notify an extension for AECM 5 ongoing commitments to submit the soil samples (collected under the advisor’s supervision) till the 29th November.
 
23rd October 2019
 

 
  
Notice Measure 10.1 and Measure 11
 
 
The Managing Authority will be holding a set of information sessions on Measure 10.1 (AECMs) and M11 (Organic). The  sessions will be held:
 
On Tuesday 6th August at the Mgarr Farmers Cooperative Mgarr at 7:30pm
On Thursday 22nd August at the FES Hall in Ghammieri  at 7:30pm
On Tuesday 27th August at the Government Experimental Farm Xewkija Gozo at 1pm
On Thursday 29th August at the FCCS Cooperative Ta Qali at 7:30pm
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                                            26th August 2019
 
Notice Measure 16
 
 
Applications under M16 Block 2 will be assessed if budget allocation following the selection of Block 1 remains available.’
 

 
 
 
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