Directorate for Agrarian Payments

Directorate for Agrarian Payments (DAP), as a part of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, is established by the Law on Agriculture and Rural Development (Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia 41/09). Directorate performs the activities related to the implementation of the subsidies program in agriculture, making calls for applications, decides upon the right to assistance, making payments to the final beneficiary, performs administrative and on the spot checks, establishes and keeps accounting records of contractual obligations and payments, implements international assistance to agricultural policy in the Republic of Serbia, manages the Farm Register.

One of the goals of the Directorate is fulfillment of the requirements for using of the European funds in the area of agriculture. After gaining the EU candidacy status for full EU membership Serbian agriculture will become eligible for fifth component of Instrument of pre-accession (IPA) related to the rural development. By establishing of the Directorate necessary institutional framework has been set up which will enable not only use of the IPA pre-accession funds, but also further integration of the Serbian agriculture into EU Common Agricultural policy (after the full membership into EU), namely European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) and European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).

Establishment of the Directorate increased transparency and efficiency of the national subsidies implementation and made Directorate open to the final beneficiaries, in terms of any assistance needed.

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