According to the December 2019 Spanish Agricultural Guarantee Fund's latest monthly report on the payments of the European Agricultural Fund for Agricultural Guarantee, EAGF, which take into account the first two months of the current fiscal year (that ends on October 15), from October 16 to December 31 the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has made payments for 4,169.22 million euro, which is equivalent to 73.24% of the amount paid in the previous year.
The amount of the basic payment scheme, i.e. 2,415.13 million, and the 1,234.45 million allocated to the practices that benefit the climate and the environment stand out. They are followed, in importance, by the corresponding voluntary aid payments (278.04 million euro).
Since this exercise began, Castilla y Leon, Galicia, Navarra, Andalucia, Aragon, and Asturias have paid more than 73.24% of the amount disbursed for each of them during the previous year. Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura, Balearic Islands, Catalonia, the Basque Country, Madrid, La Rioja, Cantabria, C. Valenciana, the Canary Islands, and Murcia have paid between 71.93% and 28.47%.
Regarding the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), since the beginning of this year and, in relation to Total Public Expenditure (GPT) contemplated in the rural development programs for the 2014-2020 period, payments made by December 31 amounted to 850.30 million euro, which accounts for 45.26% of the average forecast for the 2014 to 2020 period (1,878.86 million).
By measure, the payments corresponding to Investments in physical assets (326.92 million) stood out as they accounted for 38.45% of the total. They were followed by investments in forest zone development and forest viability, with 127.35 million, which accounted for 14.98% of the total. Payments to areas with natural or other specific limitations reached 89.23 million and 10.49% of the total.
By programs, the payments of the paying agency FEGA (82.56%) and the communities of Madrid (82.10%), Galicia (67.03%), Andalusia (58.67%), Murcia (54.00%), and Catalonia (48.19%) exceeded the 45.26% average. The programs of the other paying agencies are below the average.