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2020

NOTICE: Measure 4.1​

Unless otherwise notified by the Managing Authority,  this measure will close as from Friday 24th July 2020, noon. Prospective applicants are urged to submit their application in Batch 13 as early as possible. Deadline is Friday 24th July 2020, noon.

 22nd May 2020​​

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NOTICE: Measure 4.1 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Managing Authority intends to open applications for Sub-Measure 4.1 funds in the coming months. Prospective applicants are urged to visit this website regularly for further updates.

4th May 2020
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Nota lill-benefiċċjarji taħt il-Mizura 10.1 Agri-ambjent Klima (AECM) numru 3 tal-Programm tal-Iżvilup Rural 2014-2020

L-Awtoritá ta’ Ġestjoni tixtieq tavża li minħabba s-sitwazzjoni u ċ-ċirkostanzi kurrenti kif ukoll ta’ l-ahhar gimgħat relatati mal-COVID-19, liema sitwazzjoni u ċirkostanzi jmorru lil hinn mill-kontroll tal-benefiċċjari taħt il-Mizura AECM 3, qed tingħata eżenzjoni fuq l-ispezzjoni fuq il-kaxex tan-naħal mis-soċjetajiet apikulturali li jsiru kull sena bħala wiehed mill-obbligi taħt Il-miżura 10.1 Agri-ambjent Klima (AECM) numru 3. Din tapplika għall-kampanja tal-Pagamenti tas-sena 2020 biss u bl-ebda mod ma timpatta kwalunkwe obbligu  li l-benefiċċjarji għandhom marbuta mal-miżura jew ma’ entitajiet responsabbli oħra.

22 ta’ April 2020

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European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development 2014-2020

 ANNOUNCEMENT

 Measure 3.1: Support for new participation in Quality Schemes


 
The Managing Authority would like to announce that the final batch of applications under Measure 3.1 will be received until the 12th June 2020. Unless otherwise notified, no applications will be received after this date.

6th April 2020

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N.B. Dear beneficiary, for reasons where an extension to the project deadline is required in view of the COVID-19 crisis, please note that there is no need to download the change request template.  In such cases, an email sent to rdd.mfea@gov.mt specifying (i) a date up till when you are requesting an extension and (ii) in what ways the COVID-19 crisis is impacting your project implementation shall suffice.  In the same email please state your name (or the name of the organization in case of legal entities) as well as the measure number of the sub-measure your project is benefiting from (e.g. M4.1, M4.2, M4.3, M4.4, M6.4 etc.).​

24th March 2020

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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 – MFEA-FPD/015/2020

    

This Request for Quotations, which is being issued by the Managing Authority for the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) is for the provision of simultaneous interpretation services.


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 Friday 20th March 2020, 17:00.



Signed offers will be received by e-mail on rdd.mfea@gov.mt until  Monday 30th March 2020, 17:00.


 

Late submissions will not be considered 


 


 



 

13th March 2020


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Request for Quotations for hiring of a venue inclusive of equipment and the provision of catering for meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development for Malta 2014 – 2020- MFEA/FPD/014/2020

 

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 Monitoring Committee.


 

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 Friday 20th March 2020, 17:00.


 

Signed offers will be received by e-mail on rdd.mfea@gov.mt until  Monday 30th March 2020, 17:00.


 

Late submissions will not be considered 


 


 



13th March 2020


 
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Request for Quotations for the Design and Printing of Roll Up Banners for the National Rural Network of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development for Malta 2014 – 2020 ​- MEAE/FPD/001/2020

 
This Request for Quotations, which is being issued by the Managing Authorities (MA) for the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) is for the design and printing of Roll Up Banners for the National Rural Network.

 

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 18th March 2020, noon.


Signed offers will be received by e-mail on rdd.mfea@gov.mt until Thursday 26th March 2020, noon.


Late submissions will not be considered 


 


 




12th March 2020


 
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NOTICE: Obligatory AECM Training courses (RDP M10.1 Beneficiaries)

The Managing Authority would like to inform AECM beneficiaries who are currently participating in training courses being delivered through MCAST, that in view of the press release PR200465 by the Department of Information issued 12/03/2020 (https://www.gov.mt/en/Government/DOI/Press%20Releases/Pages/2020/March/12/pr200465.aspx), the sessions are being postponed until further notice.
Beneficiaries who had the obligation to attend the training and/or advice under Measure 10.1 and such obligation had to be completed by payment campaign 2020 will be granted an extension. This extension will be valid until the MA advises otherwise on its website.

12th March 2020

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Request for Quotations for hiring of a venue inclusive of equipment and the provision of catering for two (2) events by the National Rural Network of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development for Malta 2014 – 2020 - MEAE/FPD/016/2020

This Request for Quotations, which is being issued by the National Rural Network (NRN) 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 two (2) events.

 

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 Friday 13th March 2020, noon.


Signed offers will be received by e-mail on rdd.mfea@gov.mt until  Friday 20th March 2020, noon.


Late submissions will not be considered


 


 





 

10th March 2020


 
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Request for Quotations for the supply of various promotional items for the National Rural Network of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development for Malta 2014 – 2020​ MEAE/FPD/002/2020


This Request for Quotations, which is being issued by the Managing Authorities (MA) for the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) is for the supply of various promotional items for the National Rural Network.

 

 

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 Friday 06th March 2020, noon.


 

Signed offers will be received by e-mail on rdd.meae@gov.mt until Thursday 12th March 2019, noon.



Late submissions will not be considered 


 


 






3rd March 2020


 

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Notification for AECM 1 08 February 2020

The Managing Authority and the Agriculture and Rural Payments Agency are hereby informing all AECM1 beneficiaries that in view of the limited rainfall currently being experienced by the Maltese Islands, no penalties will apply for the tilling of vineyards and orchards carried out from the date of this notification (before the stipulated date in the Guidelines: 15th of March 2018). This notification is valid only for calendar year 2020. 

Notifika għall-AECM 1 08 ta’ Frar 2020 

L-Awtorità ta’ Ġestjonu u l-Aġenzija għall-Pagamenti Agrikoli u Rurali jinformaw lill-benefiċjarji kollha ta’ AECM1 li minħabba nuqqas ta’ xita fil-Gżejjer Maltin, jistgħu jinħartu d-dwieli u l-għelieqi b’siġar tal-frott, mid-data ta’ din in notifika (li hija qabel id-data stabbilita fil-Linji Gwida, il-15 ta’ Marzu 2020), mingħajr ma jinkorru penali.  Dan l-avviż jgħodd biss għas-sena 2020.​

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Project Closure: MA reminder to RDP beneficiaries and prospective applicants

The Managing Authority would like to remind private beneficiaries that are currently implementing a project funded through the European Agricultural Fund Rural Development (RDP), that as previously stated, other application(s) under the same sub-measure can only be submitted once the first project has been ‘closed’. Project closure takes place when the Agriculture and Rural Payments Agency has carried out its final controls and has issued the final payment to the beneficiary. Where requested by the MA, the Final Project Report would have to be submitted prior to the submission of a fresh application.

In view of the foregoing, new applications requesting funding through measures from which the applicant is currently benefitting will not be assessed by the Project Selection Committee.  Similarly, applicants whose project application is still under appeal can only re-submit an application through the same sub-measure once the decision of the Project Selection Appeals Board has been issued. At which stage, by submitting a fresh application under the same measure, the process for the previous application would be drawn to a close.

Notwithstanding the above, applicants can concurrently submit multiple applications under multiple RDP sub-measures.

7 February 2020

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Notice: Measure 4.1 – Support for Investments in Agricultural Holdings – Agridec/Agriclaim

For the last Batch under the current call (Batch 12 – 31st January 2020 – 30th April 2020) and in cases where applicants are waiting for the registration period to transfer the parcel on to the applicant, the MA will be accepting a Notarial declaration binding the applicant to change the parcel on LPIS from ‘agridec’ to ‘agriclaim’ by 30th September 2020 or two weeks from opening of request period window, whichever the latest, but not extending beyond the 30th October 2020. In cases where the applicant fails to follow these instructions, the application will be rejected and/or in the case where a contract has already been signed, it will be terminated.

The above may be changed at the discretion of the MA.

7 February 2020


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Notice Measure 4.1

 
The Managing Authority would like to notify that solely for the last batch of applications for Measure 4.1 closing 30th April 2020, in cases where applicants are waiting for the registration period to apply for the Land Holding Certificate within the DoA to open, the MA will be accepting a Notarial declaration binding the applicant to apply for land management as registered with DoA on IACS by end-September 2020 or two weeks from opening of request period window, whichever the latest, but not extending beyond the 30th October 2020.

 
The declaration should include a commitment by both the applicant and the person ceding management of the land. This will be considered a mandatory document for those applicants that do not yet hold the Land Holding Certificate and intend to obtain the certificate when the registration period opens later in the year (2020).

 The above may be subject to changes at the Managing Authority’s discretion.​

23 January 2020

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NOTICE:

MANAGING AUTHORITY PRESENCE AT ARPA FRONT OFFICES

Prospective applicants should note that the deadline for submission of M4.1 Batch 11 and M6.4 Batch 3 applications is the 30th of January 2020. In view of this, the Managing Authority will be present at the Malta and Gozo Front Offices as follows: 

Wednesday 29
th January 2020: Ta’ Qali Front Office, between 7.30am and 3.30pm;
Thursday 30th January 2020: Ta’ Qali Front Office, between 7.30am and 3.30pm;
Thursday 30th January 2020: Xewkija Front Office, between 7.30am and 1.30pm.

22 January 2020

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Notice: Measure 4.4

The Managing Authority would also like to announce that the final batch of applications under sub-Measure 4.4 will be received until the 30th April 2020. Unless otherwise notified, no applications will be received after this date. Due to limited funding, not all eligible projects may be chosen for co-financing.

 

L-Awtorità ta’ Ġestjoni tixtieq tħabbar ukoll li ser tkun qiegħda tirċievi l-aħħar grupp t’ applikazzjonijiet taħt Sotto-Miżura 4.4 sat-30 t’April 2020. Mhux ser ikunu milqugħa iktar applikazzjonijiet wara din id-data sakemm ma’ jigix notifikat mod ieħor mill-Awtorità ta’ Ġestjoni. Minħabba fondi limitati, mhux il-proġetti eliġibbli kollha jistgħu jintgħażlu għall-kofinanzjament.


 

16 January 2020

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POSTPONED- Notice Measure 1.1, 1.2 and Measure 2.1

Kindly note that the information session which was to be held on Thursday the 16th January at the Ministry for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change​ (MESDC)  Agriculture and Rural Payments Agency (ARPA) Ghammieri at 13.00, has been postponed.

15 January 2020


 
Notice Measure 1.1, 1.2 and Measure 2.1

 

The Managing Authority will be holding a set of information sessions on M1.1. 1.2 and M2.1. The  sessions will be held:

On Thursday 16th January at the Ministry for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change​ (MESDC)  Agriculture and Rural Payments Agency (ARPA) Ghammieri at 13.00

 

 

13 January 2020​

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