Rural Development and Environment

The Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment has been appointed as Managing Authority of the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020. The Managing Authority is responsible for the sound management and the efficient implementation of the Programme.

The Rural Development Programme is the main policy tool of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development andEnvironment for the development of the primary sector and Cyprus rural areas. Strengthening the competitiveness of the primary and secondary agricultural sector in Cyprus and reviving the Cypriot countryside, while protecting the environment are part of the national priorities for rural development.

The Rural Development Programme whichis co-financed with the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) by 53% and the Cyprus Government by 47% has a total amount of €251 million.

For more information on the Rural Development Programme and the funding possibilities you may visit the website of the Programme www.paa.gov.cy