About the programme
The European agricultural guarantee fund (EAGF) helps the EU's farmers to provide a secure supply of safe, healthy, and affordable food.
Through the EAGF, EU countries must offer
- a basic payment scheme for farmers
- green direct payments (for sustainable farming methods)
- a payment for young farmers
EU countries can also use the EAGF to fund specific schemes to help small and medium sized farms, farmers who operate in areas of natural constraint, and sectors undergoing difficulties.
The EAGF also funds measures to support and stabilise agricultural markets. These measures operate as part of the Common Market Organisation.
Budget and performance
Includes performance highlights, key performance indicators, and the performance framework and assessment.
- Programme duration
2021-2027 (transition period: 2021-2023)
- Lead Directorate-General
- Predecessor programme
European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF)
- Management mode
- MFF heading
Natural Resources and Environment
Agriculture and Maritime Policy
- Cimate contribution
26% (2021-2022); 40% (2023-2027) (ℹ) (target)
- Total budget 2021-2027
€ 291.09 billion (ℹ) (current prices)