"We have visualized the legal grounds for the 2016 Direct Payments Campaign as we drafted a specialized map, in order to support farmers," announced Minister of Agriculture and Food Desislava at the procedure on official filing of applications under the 2016 Direct Payments Campaign in the town of Haskovo.
"This year the declaring of areas will be carried out on geographical principle based on the functioning specialized map for legal grounds, which is an upgrade of the basic rules of fairness, compared to last year’s campaign," said Taneva. She explained that the map is made on the basis of the registered owners as of February 15, 2016.
“Some BGN 1.55 billion will be allocated for the different assistance measures under the 2016 Direct Payments Campaign”, Minister Taneva said. This year the 2016 Campaign envisages the same measures as in the previous year,” the minister added.Taneva explained that the payment would start in the end of the year, while the due payments under the previous campaign would be finalized by March.