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Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 292 in Riga on 9 June 2015 (pr. 15. § 28) national and EU aid modalities "of farm and business development" Sub "support for business start-up, developing the small farm" Issued under the agricultural and rural development Act article 5, fourth paragraph i. General questions 1. determined by national and European Union aid modalities of action, "and the farm business development" Sub "support for business start-up, developing the small farm" (sub) in the form of a lump sum (hereinafter referred to as aid). 2. the support shall be provided in accordance with the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 Regulation (EU) no 1305/2013 on support for rural development by the European agricultural fund for rural development (EAFRD) and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1698/2005 3. Objective of the aid is to promote small farm competitiveness, increasing their productivity, efficiency of production, supporting cooperation and market access. 4. This provision shall include agricultural products within the meaning of the Treaty on the functioning of the European Union referred to in annex I agricultural products, excluding fishery products, House (rooms), animals, and the animals are not covered by the breeding and rearing of animals Act (hereinafter referred to as the agricultural products). 5. Login support, project application and review evaluation, decision-making, reporting and public funding shall be in accordance with the laws of the State of the European Union and the granting of aid for rural and fishery development in 2014 – 2020 programming period insofar as they do not conflict with these rules. 6. before opening the rural support service project application making the rounds, the Ministry of agriculture shall take a decision on these rules provided for the allocation of public funding between the rural support service of regional agricultural administrations. Public funding for projects from its field support funding for regional agricultural administration, which implemented a project in the territory.
II. conditions for receiving the aid, and about 7 in place of the implementation of the action is the territory of Latvia, except of the city and cities that have more than 5000 inhabitants. The population shall be determined in accordance with the Central Administration of statistics data for the population of Latvia's administrative territories in accordance with the latest State statistical observations. 8. the applicant is a small farm-economic analyst-a natural person whose place of residence is in the territory of a field declared or legal person, whose registered office is in rural areas. 9. the applicant shall satisfy the following conditions: the support 9.1. total net sales the previous year before the conclusion of the project to the application or the economic size of the holding standard output the value of the project at the date of the application in accordance with the laws of the State of the European Union and the granting of aid, administration and monitoring of the development of the rural and fisheries-2014 – 2020 programming period is at least 2000 euro, but none of the scores of not more than 15 000 euro; 9.2. the total owned or managed leased agricultural land area of less than 50 hectares; 9.3. for higher or secondary professional education in agriculture or agricultural basic knowledge acquired at least 160 hours in accordance with the laws of the State of the European Union and the granting of aid, administration and monitoring of the development of the rural and fisheries-2014 – 2020 programming period. If that education is not obtained, then the conduct during the implementation of the plan are acquired in basic knowledge of agriculture at least 160 hours; 9.4. in cooperation with the agricultural sector consultancy services provider (hereinafter referred to as the consulting services provider) is made in the application of the project, which includes the business plan (annex 1); 9.5. the holding Company is registered in the register of economic activities is established in the State revenue service before the application of the Field support service, as well as support the applicant provides an annual report or annual income declaration under regulations on the preparation of the annual report; 9.6. the project is linked to the provisions referred to in paragraph 4 of the unprocessed and processed agricultural products.
10. The business plan drawn up two to four calendar years ' period. During this period: 10.1 are met the objectives set out in the business plan; 10.2. the net value of the unprocessed and processed products and the economic size of the holding standard output value reaches this rule 9.1. minimum limit values referred to in point a; 10.3 10.2. these provisions referred to net turnover achieved from unprocessed and processed agricultural product production or economic size of the holding standard output value has increased at least 20 percent. 11. Support the economic activities of the applicant at least four calendar years after the entry into force of the decision on the application for approval of the project. This time you get the business plan, business plan, progress indicators and field support service. 12. Support the business plan of the applicant include: 12.1. conditions in accordance with the Commission's March 11, 2014. the delegated Regulation (EU) No 807/2014, supplementing the European Parliament and Council Regulation (EU) no 1305/2013 on support for rural development by the European agricultural fund for rural development (EAFRD) and the introduction of transitional provisions, article 5, paragraph 1, point "c"; 12.2. the reasons for the economic viability of an agricultural holding, which represents a positive cash flow of the project in the year of application and business plan implementation in all years; 12.3. specific details of planned investments; 12.4. the business plan objectives to economic indicators; 12.5. farm development objectives (including the inclusion of organic holdings in the trust scheme, if it is intended to conduct a plan). 13. the rural support service valued the quality of the business plan and the planned investment compliance objectives. 14. The business plan and objectives for the implementation of necessary investments: 14.1 at least 80 percent of the long-term investment, which represents prepaid billing or other business documents; 14.2. at not more than 20 percent of the overall cost. 15. supports the applicant specified in the business plan of the investment takes place in non-cash form of settlement. 16. The amount of aid, one of the business plan is 15 000 euros, and is distributed as follows: 16.1. after the entry into force of the decision on the application for the approval of the project, the tenderer receives 80 percent of the total amount of aid that is paid out no more than three parts, based on the prepayment invoices or other supporting documents, transactions; 16.2. a final payment of 20% of the total amount of aid will support the applicant receives after a full business plan. 17. The business plan will be initiated within nine months after the entry into force of the decision on the application for approval of the project. 18. eligible applicants are only supported investments made after the entry into force of the decision on the application for the approval of the project, excluding the cost of consultancy services. 19. the cost of consultancy services do not exceed seven percent of the total amount of aid. Project application development or coordination costs shall not exceed three percent of the cost of consultancy services. 20. in support of the programming period the applicant the aid referred to in these rules may be obtained once. 21. project submissions are ranked by the number of points earned according to the selection criteria (annex 2). If the selection of the projects by a number of points are equal, the highest located support Queuing, applicants with smaller economic size of the holding standard output value. 22. the selection criteria for projects, the minimum score to get that provision referred to in paragraph 16, is at least 40 points awarded in accordance with this provision of the annex 2. 23. supports the applicant support sub can't get if it: 23.1. received support for the rural development programme 2007-2013 action "supporting semi-subsistence farms restructuring" that commitment period has not expired; 23.2. are submitted and the field support service has approved the application of the draft rural development programme for Latvia in 2014 – 2020 under "investment in tangible assets".
III. conditions for consulting services providers
24. the Advisory Service shall examine and approve the field support service. 25. the Advisory service provider selection procedure is the following: 25.1. the rural support service to the official Edition of the "journal" publishes a notice of consultation service provider selection sub; 25.2. consulting services provider within two weeks after the publication of the notice submitted to the rural support service: 25.2.1. submission (annex 3); 25.2.2. employees (hereinafter consultant) list (annex 4); 25.2.3. consultants of formal education; 25.2.4. documents proving that rule 29.4. the conditions referred to in paragraph (including the agricultural sector, can be designed and monitored the project list). 26. the rural support service two weeks after this rule 25.2. referred to examine and approve receipt of consulting services provider list. 27. the rural support service approved provider of advisory services in the specified list of consulting services provider name, legal address, phone number and e-mail address. The list puts the field support service website. 28. Advisory services provider about the changes these terms in paragraph 27 that information in writing within five working days, inform the field support service. 29. the Advisory Service shall meet the following criteria: 18.1. Register of enterprises registered as a legal entity; 29.2. the consultants who provide consulting services to farmers, is higher or secondary professional education in agriculture, economics, accounting, financial management or business; 29.3. between the consultants have at least one economist or a financier, as well as a specialist in the area in which the business plan is implemented. Specialists may be qualified accordingly-cereal, zootehniķ, animal husbandry or other appropriate area specialist; 29.4. at least two years of work experience in the provision of advice and to develop projects to attract public funding in the agricultural sector; 29.5. no commercial interest in agricultural production techniques, the use of chemical and biological materials and the distribution of advertising (not attributed to pursuant to the agricultural service cooperatives). 30. Advisory services provider: 30.1. in cooperation with the support of the applicant, prepare a project application, which includes the business plan or consulted on the preparation of the application; 30.2. to advise the applicant of the aid plan for the launch of darījumdarīb and implementation of the preparation of required documents; 30.3. advises on the business activities included in the plan of implementation; 18.9. monitor the implementation of the plan of the business to its full implementation, including the time of year the accounting data transmission in accordance with the business plan; 5. This provision 14.1. investments referred to; 30.6. the plan to conduct checks of the applicant's partner support. 31. the Advisory Service also supports the applicant's data privacy and compliance with the rules referred to in paragraph 29. 32. If the mentoring service provider does not support this provision as referred to in paragraph 29 requirements, field support service is also entitled to delete the Advisory services provider from the approved list of providers of advisory services. 33. before the business plan preparation assistance applicant contracting with consulting services provider for project submission and other darījumdarīb the launch and implementation of the plan for the necessary paperwork and conduct the implementation of the plan.
IV. Documents to be submitted in support of 34. to log on to, the applicant, in accordance with the laws of the State of the European Union and the granting of aid, administration and monitoring of the development of the rural and fisheries-2014 – 2020 programming period of rural support service shall submit the following documents: 34.1. the project application, which includes the business plan (annex 1), in two copies in paper form and its copy, in electronic form, record the external disk (if it did not submit an electronic document under the electronic document Act). Field support service to one project submission paper copies together with proof of registration of the project shall be returned to the applicant; 21.3. the applicant's statement in accordance with the laws of the State of the European Union and the granting of aid, administration and monitoring of the development of the rural and fisheries-2014 – 2020 programming period; 3. If the land is leased, the support of the applicant, certify a copy of the lease agreement, where the rental period is shorter than five years from the date of submission of the application; 21.4. būvvald coherent documents according to the construction process the laws governing – if the business plan for the construction or purchase of building materials; 34.5. This provision in the agreement referred to in paragraph 33 a copy, certified by the applicant of the aid; 21.5. the rules referred to in point 9.3 of the formal education copy when the education obtained before the application of the project. If you completed several short courses in agriculture, they shall indicate the number of hours that amount. If education is not specified in the certificate, add the number of hours of relevant training program extract or archive for learning curriculum; 21.6. the agricultural service cooperative society members of the formal status-if the applicant is a member of such company. 35. The provisions referred to in paragraph 34 of document copies do not indicate if the project application and review of the activities carried out in the form of an electronic document shall be submitted in accordance with the laws and regulations on the development of electronic documents, presentation, storage, and movement. 36. at the business plan applicant support paper or electronic document, in accordance with the legislation on electronic document design services in the Field of: 36.1. consulting services provider agreed to conduct a review of the implementation of the plan and the report shall contain the following information: 36.1.1. proof of the fact that net sales of unprocessed and processed agricultural products production and the economic size of the holding standard output value reaches this rule 9.1. minimum limit values referred to in point a; 36.1.2. assurance that rule 10.2. referred to net turnover achieved from unprocessed and processed agricultural product production or economic size of the holding standard output value has increased at least 20 percent; 36.1.3. about the business plan activities; 36.1.4. the business plan for achieving objectives; 36.1.5. for investments made in connection with the business plan; 36.2. account statement showing payments made for this rule 14.1. investments referred to; 36.3. the Advisory opinion of the service provider for the business plan included the implementation of the measures; 36.4. organic farming compliance with the supporting documents, if the holding contains the organic farming control system within the framework of the business plan; 22.7. the rules referred to in point 9.3 of the copy of the document certifying education to support the applicant's evidence, if the conduct of the education acquired during the implementation of the plan. 37. the amendments to the plan to conduct a support applicant with advisory services provider and the field support service. 38. the rural support service payments shall be made in accordance with the laws of the State of the European Union and the granting of aid, administration and monitoring of the development of the rural and fisheries-2014 – 2020 programming period. 39. the tenderer with the payment related to the implementation of the project supporting documents kept in the five years after the implementation of the business plan. 40. the rural support service is also entitled to request repayment of the aid received in full on State legislation and European Union aid, administration and monitoring of the development of the rural and fisheries-2014 – 2020 programming period prescribed, if: applicant support 24.9. reached the business plan objectives; 40.2. the tenderer after the business plan has not reached the business plan contained in economic indicators in accordance with the provisions of section 10.2 and 10.3; 40.3. the applicant has not acquired the rules referred to in point 9.3 of the education; 40.4. support the applicant interrupted the implementation of the plan of the business or economic activities; 25.2. the investments are not made, or made only partially and do not meet the business plan; 25.2. the business plan in the period of the consultancy service provider finds discrepancies in the implementation of the plan or conduct that supports the applicant does not perform an economic activity, and inform the field support service. 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Agriculture Minister John Dūklav of the Ministry of Agriculture presented version of annex 1 of the Cabinet of Ministers on 9 June 2015 regulations No 292 of Agriculture Minister John Dūklav annex 2 Cabinet 9 June 2015 regulations No 292 project selection criteria "of the measure and the farm business development" Sub "support for business start-up, development of small farms ' no. p. k. A group of Criteria criteria score criteria maximum points in Group 1. Operating the farm sector, which is being developed within the framework of the business plan of vegetable Cultivation, livestock, the other 30 30 10 2 agricultural sector. Area development index aid project of the applicant area development index in the country (if it is negative) 1 according to the calculated factor 15 3. Public funding support, the applicant has not received public funding investment activities support the applicant 10 10 has received public funding investment activities 0 4. The total turnover of the holding for every integer that is below 1000 Euro 15 000 euros-2 punkti2 limits corresponding to the calculated factor 26 5. Holding membership in the cooperative Is under agricultural service cooperative society member Is 10 10 agricultural service cooperative society member 5 6. Farm business plan development for the purpose of increasing the net turnover of the economic size of the holding or the standard value of output by at least 20% of the business plan in increasing net sales 10 0 or the economic size of the holding standard output value by more than 20% for each percentage point one point 7. The holding of the planned system of agriculture organic farming, integrated farming fruit 15 15, gardening 10 other 0 total 106 the minimum number of points to qualify for the aid, has 40 points in the notes. 1 criterion is calculated using the following formula: A = B x (-10), which is the A-number of points, which is calculated taking into account the territorial development index; (B) the development of the territory of the municipality in which the index will be implemented. 2 Criteria for the appropriate number of points is calculated using the following formula: A = (15 000-B) where A 1000 x 2-number of points, which are calculated on the basis of the total turnover of the holding; B – holding the total turnover last year concluded before the submission of the project. Agriculture Minister John Dūklav in annex 3 of the Cabinet of Ministers on 9 June 2015 regulations No 292 application for consulting services provider selection field support please include (name of the applicant, the registration number in the register of companies) (legal address, phone number, e-mail address) of the rural development programme 2014-2020 "of the measure and the farm business development" Sub "support for business start-up, developing the small farm" (hereinafter referred to as sub) for the list of consultants and certify that: 1) the economic activity is not stopped or interrupted; 2) providing advisory services, will not be advertised and distributed to be used in the production of agricultural machinery, as well as chemical and biological materials (requirement does not apply to the agricultural service cooperatives); 3 education, staff) who will provide the service, comply with the Sub Cabinet 9 June 2015 rule no. 292 "national and EU aid modalities" of farm and business development "Sub" support for business start-up, developing a small farms "in 29.2 these requirements. 4) consulting service experience is ___ years and have developed and monitored ___ projects in the agricultural sector; 5) all the particulars provided are true.
(authorized representative of the applicant, name, surname) (signature)
Note the. the document properties in the "signature" and "date" does not fill in, if an electronic document is drawn up according to the law on electronic document production and design. Agriculture Minister John Dūklav in annex 4 of the Cabinet of Ministers on 9 June 2015 regulations No 292 employed consultants company (applicant's name). p. k. Advisor name, phone number, e-mail address, education specialty the highest average Professional agronomists accountant zootehniķ other ___ ___ ___ (specify) total (authorised representative of the tenderer's name) (signature) (date) Note. the document properties in the "signature" and "date" does not fill in, if an electronic document is drawn up according to the law on electronic document production and design. Minister of agriculture John Dūklav
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