European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF)
|MFF heading:||2) Sustainable growth: natural resources|
|Funds:||European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF)|
|Policy supported:||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|2014-2020 MFF ceiling:|
|Managing Member States:||28 EU Member States|
|Managing Directorate-General:||DG AGRI (Agriculture and Rural Development Directorate-General)|
The EAGF is solely funded by the EU budget and encompasses two types of measures: (a) Income support for farmers (direct payments), (b) Market-support measures. Shared management rules:the Member States work through national or regional paying agencies which must be accredited on the basis of a set of criteria laid down by the Commission. Expenditure made by the paying agencies is reimbursed by the Commission to the Member States on a monthly basis in the case of the EAGF. Only one grant is centrally managed by the European Commission when it comes to the CAP.