Basic payment decoupled from production
The basic condition for receiving the basic payment is that the applicant must hold owned or leased-in payment entitlements. The payment is paid on the basis of the area of farm land, in accordance with the payment entitlements. One payment entitlement entitles its holder to a basic payment for one hectare. In the AB support area in Southern Finland the basic payment is €123 and in the C support area in Northern Finland €110 per hectare. If necessary, the support levels may be redefined and fixed with a government decree before the payments are paid at the end of the year when the total area of land entitled to basic payment is known.
Juha Palonen, Ministerial Adviser
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Food Department, Unit for Agriculture Telephone:0295162356