French fish farmers and breeders can now claim the assistance released by the government through the resilience plan. This aid is intended to absorb the high costs of animal feed due to the conflict in Ukraine.
In a statement, the ministry stated that the resilience plan's budget of 400 million euro for the agricultural sector must be "supplemented" by 89 million euros from the European Union. It must reach the farms by summer.
This first round of aid saw the release of 308.5 million euro. Two additional devices will follow "in the coming weeks: one for sectors in integration" like certain agricultural cooperatives and another "for overseas departments and Corsica".
The government has estimated that 40% of "the projected increases of food costs" have occurred since the outbreak of war in Ukraine.
This device could be used to benefit over 100,000 French breeders. ".
The ministry released a press release stating that the aid amount will be between 1,000 and 35,000 euro per farm depending on how dependent they are on animal feed.
The least dependent breeders will receive a lump sum payment of 1,000 euros. Those most in need will also be eligible for coverage at 40% and 60% depending on how much they paid for animal feed during the previous year.
Farmers who are concerned about this first envelope can submit their files online up to June 17, 2017.