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Common agricultural policy subsidy programme (GLB)

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

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Do you grow durable, nutritious, safe, and affordable food in the Netherlands? Read here how to supplement your income with subsidies.

Are you a farmer in the Netherlands? Do you grow durable, nutritious, safe and affordable food? You may supplement your income with subsidies from the common agricultural policy (Gemeenschappelijk landbouwbeleid, GLB) subsidy programme.

Common agricultural policy

The EU’s common agricultural policy outlines certain conditions for farmers to receive support through direct payments. These conditions encourage farmers to adhere to the EU standards for safe, healthy and affordable food while also rewarding them for doing so sustainably. The direct payments make farming sustainably more profitable while guaranteeing food security across Europe.

The programme consists of 3 main pillars found in each EU member state, with optional additional subsidy schemes:

How to apply

You cannot apply for the direct payment subsidies from the GLB to the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO, in Dutch) at the moment. You could apply from 1 March until 15 May 2022.

If you applied for the GLB 2021, you will be notified between 1 December 2021 and 30 June 2022 if the subsidy has been granted .

New 2023 GLB programme

From 2023 there will be a new GLB programme (in Dutch). This new programme will offer more rewards for future-proof farmers. The current GLB is active until 2023.

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