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Investments, in a variety of forms, will help create a modern, dynamic agri-food
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EAFRD

European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development

Case study (Financial instruments for rural development 2014–2020, Occitanie/Pyrénées-Méditerranée, France)

This case study features a financial instrument from France's Occitanie/Pyrénées-Méditerranée Region that uses the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). It is implemented through a fund of funds structure (named FOSTER TPE-PME) which aims at improving funding conditions for final recipients through financial instruments, including First Loss Portfolio Guarantees (FLPG) supporting the agricultural, food and forestry sectors.

Loans for rural development 2014-2020, Estonia

Learn how a financial instrument uses the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) in Estonia. Representatives from the EAFRD managing authority, the financial intermediary and young farmers who received support are featured talking about their positive experiences.

Agricultural Multi-Regional Guarantee Platform launched for Italian farmers

Italy is establishing an innovative 'Agricultural Multi‑Regional Guarantee Platform' as a ground‑breaking new financial instrument investing initially EUR 68 million from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and national co‑financing resources.

Rural development loans, guarantees and equity under the spotlight in Estonia

Estonia, currently holding the Presidency of the Council of the EU, hosted our sixth EAFRD fi‑compass macro‑regional conference on financial instruments for agriculture and rural businesses, supported by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). In total, 85 participants from 17 different Member States attended the conference on 12 July 2017 in Tallinn.

Macro-regional conference on EAFRD financial instruments for agriculture and rural development in 2014-2020, Tallinn, 12 July 2017

The sixth macro-regional fi-compass conference on financial instruments under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) on 12 July 2017 in Tallinn attracted many participants to Estonia, which currently holds the Presidency of the Council of the EU.

Financial instruments in the current programming period and future reflections - Michael Pielke

Financial instruments in the current programming period and future reflections Mr Michael Pielke, Head of Unit, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission