PROGRAM FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA 2014-2020
Sub-measure 4.2. Investment in processing / marketing of agricultural products
Support is provided throughout the country for newly created and existing enterprises for investment in tangible and / or intangible assets improving the overall business of enterprises. The investments to be supported should relate to:
Processing and / or marketing of products within the scope of Annex I to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union or of cotton, excluding fishery products;
Development of new products, processes and technologies for products within the scope of Annex I to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union or of cotton, excluding fishery products;
Farmers registered under the Farmers’ Support Act and Groups / Producer Organizations;
Businesses / Natural and Legal Entities, including Producer Markets Registered under the Commodity Exchange and Marketplace Act.
Candidates should be natural or legal persons registered under the Commerce Act or the Cooperatives Act, which are micro, small, medium and large enterprises.
Applicants should submit a business plan demonstrating the improvement of the holding / enterprise by applying the planned investments and activities detailed in the business plan presented.
The minimum standard production volume of the applicant farmers shall be no less than EUR 8 000;
1.Costs for construction, acquisition and modernization of buildings and other real assets necessary for production and marketing;
2.Costs for the purchase and installation of new machinery and equipment to improve the production process and marketing, incl. processing, packing, cooling, freezing, drying and storing,
for the production of new products, the introduction of new technologies and processes for the protection of the environment, the production of energy from renewable energy sources,
including through the processing of plant and animal primary and secondary biomass, to improve energy efficiency and to improve and control the quality and safety of raw materials and food;
3.Costs for the purchase of specialized means of transport, including refrigeration, for the transport of raw materials and / or finished goods used and produced by the enterprise;
4.Expenditure on the construction and / or modernization of laboratories for the needs of the enterprise;
5.Investment costs to achieve compliance with newly adopted Community standards;
6.Costs of purchase of land needed for construction / modernization of buildings, premises and other real assets intended for production activities
(up to 10% of the total eligible investment costs)
1. General costs of the relevant feasibility study, fees, fees for architects, engineers and consultancy services, consultations on environmental and economic sustainability of projects,
feasibility studies of the project. The total cost of the project may not exceed 12% of the total eligible project investment.
2. Expenditure on know-how, acquisition of patent rights and licenses, costs of trademark registration and processes necessary for the preparation and implementation of the project.
3. Purchase software.
4. Costs related to achieving compliance with internationally recognized standards only in cases where the same id is part of a joint project of the applicant.
5. Costs for introducing good manufacturing practices, quality management systems, and preparation for certification in enterprises.
Support for the measure will be granted for selected primary production sectors related to the processing / marketing of products listed in Annex I of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and cotton.
1.Milk and dairy products, including poultry eggs.
2.Meat and meat products.
3.Fruits and vegetables, including mushrooms.
5.Cereal, miller and starch products.
6.Vegetable and animal oils and fats.
7.Technical and medical crops including oil-bearing rose and herbs.
8.Prepared food for farm animals.
9.Grape must, wine and vinegar.
10.Production of energy through the processing of plant and animal products excluding biomass from fishery products.
Intensity and amount of aid
The financial aid is 50% of the total amount of the eligible for financial support and 40% of the total amount of the eligible costs for financial support for large enterprises within the meaning of the Law on SMEs;
The amount of the financial contribution shall be increased by 10% of the total amount of eligible costs for projects supported by the EMI.
The maximum combined support for a single beneficiary shall be no more than 90% of the total eligible costs of the financial assistance. The minimum amount of eligible costs for a project proposal is in the range of EUR 15,000. The maximum amount of eligible costs per applicant for the implementation period of the Program is in the range of € 3,000,000.