Order No. 94 on subsidies for conversion to organic farming. | Land Portal

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The Danish AgriFish Agency may grant subsidies to owners and tenants of farms in order to convert agricultural land to organic farming. The Order’s provisions are designed to meet a market demand for organic production through conversion to organic agricultural production by up to 18 000 ha/year (including 2013). The areas subject to such conversion include grasslands, uncultivated areas, areas (forests) growing decorative trees, however excludes afforested areas, areas covered by subsidy provisions for forestry, areas within commitment on forest protection (except non-vegetated forest reserve areas), areas not in agreement for allocation of funds pursuant wetland restoration provisions. Request for subsidy shall be ensured by electronic application to the Agency’s website and criteria for eligibility consists of granting support to authorized organic agricultural production farms. Subsidy commitment period lasts five years – from 1 September in the year of application to 31 August.The Order consists of 12 Chapters: Scheme content and purpose (1); Definitions (2); Administration (3); Commitment period and conditions thereof (4); Amending the commitment and its onset (5); Calculation of subsidy (6); Payment of subsidies (7); Duty to notify (8); Expiry of commitment and recovery of subsidy (9); Force majeure (10); Appeals (11); Entry into force (12).

Implements: Rural Development Act (No. 316 of 2007). (2007-03-31)
Amended by: Order No. 42 amending the Order on subsidy for conversion to organic farming. (2013-01-22)
Amended by: Order No. 49 amending Order on subsidy for the conversion to organic farming. (2014-01-21)
Amended by: Order No. 1301 amending Order on subsidies for conversion to organic farming. (2014-12-09)
Amended by: Order No. 86 amending Order on subsidies for conversion to organic farming. (2015-01-28)

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