Subsidy (Masura 4 “Investments in physical assets”)

Updated: 18.01.2019

Author: Cristina Blajin

The subsidy measure 4, encompassing the sub-measures 4.1 - Support for investments in agricultural holdings and 4.2- Support for investments in processing and marketing of agricultural products, 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 aims at facilitating access to finance for local farmers and rural entrepreneurs. Under this programme, installations for heat and/or power production from renewable resources, which will be utilized for the farm’s own consumption, are eligible for financing.

Eligible technologies

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





Geothermal energy


Solar thermal energy



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 for sub-measure 4.1 and is € 2.5 million for sub-measure 4.2 (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. Furthermore, the applicant has to submit proof of the capacity of co-financing the investment.  
  • 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