In order to apply for CAP aid in the form of direct payments, applicants must prove they are farming on land within the European Union and that their holdings are suitable for agricultural activity, meaning they contain arable land or permanent crops and pasture. It must also be noted that there are minimum area, or equivalent minimum subsidy, requirements, the limits of which are established by each national authority. This minimum normally ranges from 0.3 to 5 hectares.
Finally, those farmers receiving subsidies also have to observe a number of rules. Otherwise, the amount of the subsidies may be reduced. On the one hand, the Legal Management Requirements (LMG), which include rules on the environment and on animal, plant and public health, must be complied with. On the other hand, the Good Agricultural and Environmental Conditions (GAEC) must also be complied with. These include good practices for maintaining crop soil, protecting soil against erosion and protecting habitats.
In short, when requesting CAP subsidies, it is very important to take into account the requirements that are imposed on their potential recipients. It is also important to remember that, even if the subsidy is paid one year, the application must be renewed to ensure that it is received the following year. Lastly, we must ensure that the conditions and standards established by the European Union are met as a whole and that best practices are implemented. This guarantees that the amount of the subsidies will not be reduced and that they can be renewed annually.
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