Subsidy (Measure 4 “Investments in physical assets”)

Updated: 19.12.2017

Author: Silvia Nicola

The subsidy measure 4, encompassing the sub-measures 4.1. and 4.2., is part of the National Rural Development Programme and it is financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). The National Rural Development Programme’s new financing period operates from 2014 to 2020. The programme targets are to promote the use of renewable energy sources for the farm’s own consumption.

Eligible technologies

The production of either thermal or electrical energy is to be used only for the farm’s own consumption (Call for proposals – Measure 4).





Solar energy


Geothermal energy


Wind energy



Under the current call for proposals, the subsidy programme’s total budget is € 150,000,000. The subsidy is to a certain percent (30 to 50%) irredeemable. The percentage depends on the size of the farm or the project. The maximum eligible sum is € 2 million (Call for proposals – Measure 4).


Farmers and agricultural cooperatives


Process flow

  • Application: The applicant describes the project and indicates its purpose and its benefits in case of implementation. 
  • Verification: The application will be verified with regard to the accuracy of the completed form and eligibility of the project proposal. In addition, the applicant has to provide proof of the capacity of investment co-financing.  
  • Selection: The project proposal will be evaluated by a commission according to a point system outlined in the Call for Proposals 

Competent authority

Ministerul Agriculturii si Dezvoltarii Rurale (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development)


Further information

Basic information on legal sources