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Support to less favoured areas

Support to less favoured areas is part of the rural development programme. Farmers who practice traditional farming in an area with poor agricultural conditions may receive this form of support. On this page you can read about how this form of support was distributed in 2007 and 2008.

How many have received support to less favoured areas?


In the right-hand column you will find data and statistics on support to less favoured areas. You can see the number of farmers that have received support, the total amounts paid, and the size of the relevant area. The data is presented by county and by support area. You will also find a map of the support areas. The data refers to application years 2007 and 2008. However, this information is only available in Swedish.

We reached our target for support to less favoured areas


In 2007 more than 21 000 farmers together received more than SEK 700 million in support to less favoured areas. This means more farmers received this support than the target number in the rural development programme. The relevant area also exceeded the target.

There are several reasons why we reached our target and even produced a better result. Some of those reasons are as follows:

  • From 2007 farmers receive LFA support for cereals in support area 4a.
  • Retired farmers may receive LFA support.

According to preliminary data for 2008, the amount paid in support to less favoured areas is a little less than in 2007. The number of recipients is also a little lower. In total, approximately 21 000 farmers will receive SEK 700 million. This means that we will do better than our target also in 2008.

Do you want to know who has received support?


You can find out who has received support from the rural development programme by clicking on the link Who has received support in the right-hand column. There you can find the name of any person who has received support, and how much money they got.

The page you reach if you click that link is in Swedish. Please click on the English flag to change languages.

Last updated: 2014-10-15