The Government, through the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, will allocate 1,819,801 euros to 2,071 fruit and nut producers in Extremadura as extraordinary aid to compensate for the situation derived from the drought and the war conflict in Ukraine.
The provisional list of beneficiaries, published by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, includes 71,044 owners of agricultural holdings producing fruit trees and nuts in Spain, who will receive extraordinary aid of more than 81 million euros.
This aid was established by Royal Decree-Law 4/2023, of May 11, which adopts urgent measures in agricultural and water matters in response to the drought and the worsening of the conditions of the primary sector derived from the war conflict. in Ukraine and weather conditions. The total budget, 81,082,911 euros, is financed from the agricultural crisis reserve of the European Union, in accordance with the allocation established for Spain by Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/1465, of July 14, 2023. .
Helps fruit trees
This extraordinary aid is granted ex officio to fruit tree areas, and includes pome, stone, tropical or citrus fruit crops, and nut crops that have received direct aid in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) campaign. 2023 and that are located in the areas affected by the drought established in Annex II of Order APA/871/2023, of July 20.
The highly affected areas are Álava, Almería, Barcelona, Treviño Enclave in Burgos, Girona, Granada, Huesca, La Rioja, Lleida, Málaga, Navarra, Tarragona, Teruel and Zaragoza.
And the areas of medium impact are Albacete, Alicante, Badajoz, Cádiz, Cáceres, Ciudad Real, Castellón, Córdoba, Cuenca, Guadalajara, Huelva, Jaén, Murcia, Seville, Toledo and Valencia.
Aid is granted in cases in which the amount to be received is equal to or greater than 200 euros, and up to a maximum of 70 hectares per beneficiary, in which the area of fruit trees is prioritized.
The unit amounts established by the Spanish Agrarian Guarantee Fund (FEGA) based on the provisional list of benefits and surfaces published in this resolution, reach certain values.
For farms that have most of their area of fruit trees and nuts declared in the 2023 campaign in the provinces included within the high impact area, a unit amount of 270.902544 euros per hectare is established for fruit trees and nuts. 90.629215 euros per hectare for nuts.
On the other hand, for farms that have most of their fruit and nut tree area declared in the 2023 campaign in the provinces included within the medium impact area, a unit amount of 135.451272 euros per farm is established. hectare for fruit trees and 45.314608 euros per hectare for nuts.
The list of owners of agricultural holdings that are eligible for aid, together with the number of hectares of fruit trees and nuts counted, as well as the amount of aid to be received, can be consulted on the notice board of the electronic headquarters. of the FEGA.
Interested parties have a period of 10 business days (from November 3 to 17 inclusive) to make allegations, which must be submitted exclusively through the allegations form on the FEGA electronic headquarters. It is expected that beneficiaries who are up to date with their tax and Social Security obligations and who do not present allegations will be able to receive this aid in the second half of December.
The agricultural aid established in Royal Decree-Law 4/2023, of May 11 and developed in Order APA/871/2023 of July 20, in relation to the sectors of dryland cropland, rice and industrial tomatoes They are not the subject of this provisional resolution, since as they are aid that has a different source of financing, in this case, state aid, they must be processed independently. For these sectors, it is planned to publish the provisional list of beneficiaries in the month of December.