Rural development programme of the Slovak Republic 2014 – 2020 (RDP of SR 2014-2020) is implemented in accordance with the program document approved by the European Commission https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/food-farming-fisheries/key_policies/documents/rdp-factsheet-slovakia_en.pdf.
1. Knowledge transfer in agriculture and forestry (transversal priority)
2. Competitiveness of agriculture and farm viability
3. Food chain organisation and risk management in agriculture
4. Preserving and enhancing ecosystems dependent on agriculture and forestry
5. Resource efficiency and the transition to a low carbon economy in the agri-food and forestry sectors
6. Job creation and the renewal of rural areas
RDP of SR 2014-2020 covers the entire territory of Slovakia.
The territorial unit is subdivided into Less developed regions, including the following regions: Western Slovakia (Nitra, Trenčín and Trnava regions), Central Slovakia (Banská Bystrica and Žilina regions) and Eastern Slovakia (Košice and Prešov regions).
Bratislava region is supported within the framework of other regions (Other region).
The difference in supporting activities between less developed regions and other regions consists in different share of funding of eligible public expenditure.
RDP of SR 2014-2020 is implemented in the form of project and non-project measures. The APA announces calls for project measures and publishes them on its website. The indicative schedule of calls is published and regularly updated on the website of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic http://www.mpsr.sk.
M1 – Knowledge transfer and information actions (Article 14)
M2 – Advisory services, farm management and farm relief services (Article 15)
M4 – Investments in physical assets (Article 17)
M5 – Restoring agricultural production potential damaged by natural disasters and catastrophic events and introduction of appropriate prevention actions (Article 18)
M6 – Farm and business development (Article 19)
M7 – Basic services and village reveal in rural areas (Article 20)
M8 – Investments in forest area development and improvement of the viability of forests (Articles 21-26)
M10 – Agri-environmental-climatic measure (Article 28)
M11 – Organic farming (Article 29)
M12 – Natura 2000 and Water Framework Directive payments (Article 30)
M13 – Payments to areas facing natural or other specific constraints (Article 31)
M14 – Animal welfare (Article 33)
M15 – Forest-environmental and climate services and forest conservation (Article 34)
M16 – Cooperation (Article 35)
M19 – Community-led local development (LEADER) (Article 35 of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013)
M20 – Technical assistance at the initiative of the Member States (Articles 51-54)