Using financial instruments to reduce the impact of price volatility in agriculture

10 April 2019

The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) allows managing authorities to set-up a wide range of potential financial instrument structures to support EU farmers.

This publication describes the possibilities of flexible financial support for EU farmers under the EAFRD and aims to equip EAFRD managing authorities with ideas on how to strengthen the support they give to farmers through EAFRD financial instruments when market conditions cause uncertainties or price fluctuations. It is based on evidence from real practices applied across the EU combined with the possibilities offered by the EAFRD rules.