Financing rural, agricultural and forestry infrastructure

3 June 2019

During the 2014-2020 period, the scope of financial instruments under EAFRD has widened to all eligible sectors, including investment in infrastructure. EAFRD grant support for infrastructure currently accounts for around 10% of total investment volume, though no financial instruments dedicated to infrastructure have yet been implemented.

Therefore, the objective of this report is to provide preliminary indications on the potential use of EAFRD financial instruments and private investment related to supporting rural infrastructure by sectors. It is based on desk research of existing literature, including review of 28 financial instruments and project examples that benefited from revolving investment.