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Request for the provision of Simultaneous Interpretation Services for the Meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development for Malta (2014 – 2020) - MEAE/FPD/019/2017

 
 
This Request for Quotations, which is being issued by the Managing Authority (MA) for the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) is for the provision of Simultaneous Interpretation Services for the meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development for Malta (2014 – 2020)
 
The expenditure will be co-financed by the European Union from the Technical Assistance of the European Agricultural Funds for Rural Development (EAFRD) 2014-2020.
 
The specifications may be downloaded from here.
 
Clarifications and further information are to be sought by not later than Wednesday 30th August 2017.
 
Signed offers will be received by e-mail on rdd.meae@gov.mt until Thursday 7th September 2017.
 
 
Late submissions will not be considered
 
 
Clarifications
 
 


25th August 2017
 

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Request for Quotations for the hiring of a venue inclusive of equipment and the provision of catering for the meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development for Malta 2014 – 2020 - MEAE/FPD/017/2017
 
 
This Request for Quotations, which is being issued by the Managing Authority (MA) for the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) is for the hiring of a venue inclusive of equipment and the provision of catering for the meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development for Malta 2014 – 2020
 
 
The expenditure will be co-financed by the European Union from the Technical Assistance of the European Agricultural Funds for Rural Development (EAFRD) 2014-2020.
 
The specifications may be downloaded from here.
 
Clarifications and further information are to be sought by not later than Tuesday 30th August 2017.
 
Signed offers will be received by e-mail on rdd.meae@gov.mt until Thursday 7th September 2017.
 
 
Late submissions will not be considered
 
 
Clarifications
 
 
 


25th August 2017

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Deadline for Applications under Measure 4.3 of the Rural Development Programme (RDP) for Malta 2014-2020

 
 
The Director General, Funds and Programmes Division, within the Parliamentary Secretariat for EU Funds and Social Dialogue, would like to notify that the deadline for applications under Measure 4.3 is the 26th of July 2017, noon.
 
Measure 4.3 is aimed at providing ‘Support for Investments in Infrastructure related to Development, Modernisation or Adaptation of Agriculture and Forestry’.
 
The Managing Authority may notify, through a separate advert, re-issuing of same call in the future.
 
For further information kindly contact the Managing Authority on 2200 1108, rdd.meaim@gov.mt
 


16th July 2017

 

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Open Call - Measure 3.1

 

 

    Guidance Notes for Applications for Funding under Measure 3.1 – ‘Support for new participation in Quality Schemes’ – Version 1.2’​  - updated on 23rd August 2017

 

     Application Form for funding under Measure 3.1 – ‘Support for new participation in Quality Schemes’ – Version 1.0​26th June 2017​

 

     Brief

 
26th June 2017

 

Pre-Notification of Measure M3.1 under the Rural Development Programme (RDP) for Malta 2014-2020
 
 
Measure M3.1 – Support for new participation in quality schemes
 
The Director General Funds and Programmes Division, within the Parliamentary Secretariat for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds, would like to announce that it shall be launching a call for applications for grants under sub-measure 3.1, ‘Support for new participation in quality schemes’ under the Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020 for Malta.
Sub-measure 3.1 provides support for farmers and groups of farmers to join quality schemes which serve as a guarantee of product quality standards and marks. The sub-measure will provide support for new participation in Malta’s ‘Products of Quality’ National Scheme as well as in the established EU quality schemes, such as organic farming.
Support shall be granted to cover cost of certification and annual contribution required under the respective quality schemes for a duration of 5 years.
The Managing Authority will be organizing an information session on Wednesday 17th May at 2PM. Those interested in participating are requested to register their interest by contacting the Managing Authority on 2200 1108 or rdd.meae@gov.mt
The actual launch of the call will be Monday 26th June 2017.
 

 

 
 
7th April 2017

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Open Call - Measure 6.1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Measure guidelines and application have been updated for further clarity on the 25th May 2017. Slight modifications are highlighted in red in the respective documents
 
 4th April 2017
 
 
Pre-Notification of Measure M6.1 under the Rural Development Programme (RDP) for Malta 2014-2020
 
 
Measure M6.1 - Business Startup Aid for Young Farmers
 
 
 
The Director General Funds and Programmes Division within the Parliamentary Secretariat for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds, would like to announce a pre-call for applications for grants under Measure M6.1 of the Rural Development Programme (RDP) for Malta 2014-2020: Business Startup Aid for Young Farmers  
 

 
 
The measure encourages entry into the agricultural for young farmers; support under this sub measure is provided for facilitating the first setting up (as head of holding) of the young farmer.
 

 
 
Eligible young farmers should not have turned 41 years of age when submitting the application nor already completely set-up as head of holding.  
 

 
 
The actual launch of calls with all the details, will be published in the coming weeks and will be available on the Managing Authority webpage: www.eufunds.gov.mt. The related application form and relevant documentation (including the list of eligible actions) will be made available through the same link once the call is launched.
 

 
 
The Managing Authority will be holding information sessions on this sub-measure on Tuesday 21st February at the Government Experimental Farm in Xewkija Gozo at 4 Pm and on Wednesday 22nd February at the Fruit and Vegetable Market Centre (Pitkalija) in Ta’ Qali Limits of Attard at 4 Pm.
 

 
 
More information can be accessed by email to rdd.meaim@gov.mt
 
 
 
 
 4th February 2017
 
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Open Call - Measure 4.3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
14th February 2017
 
 
Pre-Notification of Measure 4.3
 
 
 
Parliamentary Secretary for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds Ian Borg has today announced the pre-launch of a measure (M4.3) under the Rural Development Programme (RDP) for Malta 2014-2020 aimed at supporting the Construction and Improvement of farm access roads.
 

 
 
Accessibility remains a major challenge within the agricultural sector; inadequate access road add to the difficulties posed by the fragmented nature of land-holdings. These make access a particular problem for farms, both in terms of inputs (delivery of items to be used on farms) and also removing produce for marketing purposes.
 

 
 
The efficient management of local infrastructure is not only vital to ensure competitiveness in agriculture but also to ensure the sustained preservation of farm holdings that are increasingly under threat of land abandonment. The improvement in accessibility to farm holdings through the upgrading of farm access roads will increase farm utilization, improve farm management and increase farm efficiency.
 

 
 
Beneficiaries (in terms of eligible applicants) under this measure are entities with a remit of constructing and upgrading farm access roads.
 

 
 
Parliamentary Secretary Borg said that this sub-measure (M4.3 of the RDP) has an allocation of €10m and will complement measures announced throughout this year, bringing the total value for calls issued to €65 million.    
 
More information can be accessed by email to rdd.meaim@gov.mt  or tel. 2200 1108. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 14th December 2016
 
 
 
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 Open Call - Measure 4.1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     Brief
 
 
 
 11th January 2017
 
 
 
Pre-Notification of Measure 4.1
 
 
 
Parliamentary Secretary for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds Ian Borg has today announced the pre-launch of an Investments in Agriculture measure aimed at supporting agricultural holdings to invest in cost-effective and environmentally efficient systems.
 
 
 
Support under this operation within the Rural Development Programme (RDP) for Malta 2014-2020 will include on-farm support for investments in more efficient equipment, improvements aimed at both reducing energy consumption as well as capturing and storage of energy, and investments in agricultural waste management. Investments in water harvesting such as new water reservoirs (ġiebja) as well as investments in improved crop storage or other activity to improve the quality of the product are also eligible. 
 
 
 
The measure also support the construction, acquisition as well as improvements to immovable agricultural property; this may include buildings for specialised handling, storage, provision of ventilation, insulation and refrigeration.
 
 
 
Beneficiaries can include farmers or group of farmers.
 
 
 
Parliamentary Secretary Borg said that this sub-measure (M4.1 of the RDP) has an allocation of €25m and it is expected that over 200 farmers receive grants that can reach up to €150,000 per farmer, with an aid intensity of 50%. This measure will be complementing the three measures announced earlier this year, where €30 million have been committed for farmers working agricultural land to specific agricultural practices that respect and support the environment.
 
 
 
In order to ensure maximum transparency and an even level playing field for all, potential beneficiaries are being given a two month pre-launch period so they can adequately prepare for submission of their project proposals. Beneficiaries will be selected through a competitive procedure and applications will be received in the first weeks of January 2017. An open rolling-call system will be adopted with periodical selection stages.
 
All potential beneficiaries are reminded that eligible expenditure can only be committed to after the signing of an agreement between the farmer and the Managing Authority within the Funds and Programmes Division, Ministry for European Affairs and Implementation of the Electoral Manifesto.
 
Parliamentary Secretary Ian Borg remarked that the local Agricultural sector is looking forward to such support to enable farmers in carrying out much needed investments in this competitive sector.  It is hence expected that this Rural Development measure will generate significant interest and this augurs well for the future of the Maltese Agricultural sector.
 
 
 
More information can be accessed by email to rdd.meaim@gov.mt or  tel. 2200 1108.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 11th November 2016
 
 
 
 
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 Open Call- Measure 4.4
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
       Brief​
 
 
 5th December 2016
 
 
 
Pre-Notification of Measure 4.4
 
 
 
 
 
Parliamentary Secretary for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds Ian Borg has today announced the pre-launch of a measure aimed at supporting agri-environment-climate objectives under the Rural Development Programme.
 
 
 
Support under this operation will include the restoration of habitats and landscapes, soil conservation and water management where there is no significant economic return to a farmer or other rural business from such action. Actions may also include management plans, and works, establishing, restoring, or re-instating infrastructure needed for management of habitats. This includes rubble wall establishment or restoration, terracing, and soil conservation measures as well as corbelled stone huts.
 
 
 
Beneficiaries can include farmers, businesses, public entities and non-profit organisations.
 
 
 
Parliamentary Secretary Borg said that this sub-measure (M4.4 of the RDP) has an allocation of €12m and it is expected that around 600 beneficiaries receive grants that can reach up to €150,000, with an aid intensity of at least 50%. This measure will be complementing the two measures launched earlier this year, where €18 million have been committed for farmers working agricultural land to specific agricultural practices that respect the environment.
 
 
 
In order to ensure maximum transparency and an even level playing field for all, potential beneficiaries are being given a two month pre-launch period so they can adequately prepare for submission of their project proposals. Beneficiaries will be selected through a competitive procedure and applications will be received in the first weeks of December 2016. An open rolling-call system will be adopted with periodical budgeting and selection stages.
 
 
 
Parliamentary Secretary Ian Borg said that it is expected that this Rural Development measure, which is managed by the Managing Authority within the Funds and Programmes Division, Ministry for European Affairs and Implementation of the Electoral Manifesto, will generate significant interest within the sector and this augurs well for the agricultural sector, biodiversity and the rural development across the island.
 
 
 
 For more information you can send an email to rdd.meaim@gov.mt
 
 
 
     Brief
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6th October 2016 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
 
 
 
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2200 1189​


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