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Factsheet for measure EE-2022-27/2908 – measures in Estonia
|Country||Estonia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 29 June 2022 – 31 December 2022|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Responses to inflation
|Author||Ingel Kadarik (Praxis Center for Policy Studies) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||15 September 2022 (updated 22 September 2022)|
To mitigate the effects of the increased input prices and trade restrictions imposed to companies due to the Russian war against Ukraine, the Ministry of Rural Affairs established an emergency support measure for farmers. The measure includes direct support that can be applied for between 29 June and 6 July 2022.
Primary agricultural production activities that have been most affected by increased input prices and trade restrictions are be supported (for example, milk and meat production; potato cultivation and growing vegetables in open ground, etc.). The exact amount of support depends on the field of production, but in general the support cannot exceed €35,000 per applicant.
Farmers could apply for a grant between 29 June and 6 July. The support will be paid to the farmers by 31 December 2022.
The total budget is €11.7 million and the initial expected sectoral breakdown is the following:
There were a total of 2,298 applicants. The applications are assessed in an ongoing basis until 31 December 2022. The higest number of applications were submitted in the field of beef production (1,192 applications), followed by sheep and goat farming (464 applications), milk production (455 applications) and potato, strawberry and open field vegetable farming (424 applications). One applicant could submit several applications covering different fields.
|Does not apply to workers||
Sector specific set of companies
||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No information available.
The Estonian Farmers’ Federation was supportive of the measure, but worried about the share of the budget for broiler, laying and quail farming.
This case is sector-specific
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|A - Agriculture, Forestry And Fishing||A1 Crop and animal production, hunting and related service activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2022), Emergency support for farmers affected by input prices and trade restrictions, measure EE-2022-27/2908 (measures in Estonia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/EE-2022-27_2908.html
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