For Agricultural Sector
As part of the Government Program of Agriculture Development and Regulation of Agricultural Products and Raw Materials Markets approved by Decree of the Russian Federation Government No. 717 dated July 14, 2012, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation provides federal budget subsidies in a targeted way to the constituent entities of the Russian Federation for measures aimed at supporting small-sized businesses in rural regions.
Furthermore, the funding procedure for farmers is determined by a given constituent entity of the Russian Federation.
Implemented Support Measures
Support for Start-Up Farmers
Grants to start-up farmers are provided on a competitive basis to heads of farm enterprises who are citizens of the Russian Federation. A head of a farm enterprise whose operations as of the date of application from the date of registration does not exceed two years is considered to be a start-up farmer.
Development of Family Cattle Farms Based on Farm Enterprises
The grant for development of a family cattle farm (subsidies to farm enterprises operating for more than 12 months) can be obtained on a competitive basis provided that: Russian Federation citizens (at least two) related to each other and jointly conducting production activities based on their personal participation are a head and members of a farm enterprise.
State Support for Small-Sized Businesses Lending
State support for small-sized businesses lending is provided by means of subsidies from the federal budget to budgets of constituent entities of the Russian Federation for partial compensation of loan interest expenses under bank loans and loans received from agricultural credit consumer cooperatives by farm enterprises, citizens having private farm households, agricultural consumer cooperatives (save for the credit ones).
Credits and loans raised by farm enterprises are subsidized under loan agreements for the period of up to 8, 5 or 2 years.
Subsidies are provided to recipients for 2/3 of refinancing rate of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation using the federal budget funds and at least 1/3 using the budget funds of a constituent entity of the Russian Federation. In this way the Government compensates at least 100% of the refinancing rate under credits for small-sized businesses.
Registration of Farm Enterprises Title to Land Plots
The program envisages compensation of farm enterprises expenses in the event of ownership registration of land plots from the agricultural lands provided to a farmer under the right of permanent (indefinite) use and lifetime inheritable possession, as well as farmland allocation as per entitlement.
Programs for Development of Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses in Constituent Entities of the Russian Federation
In accordance with Federal Law No. 209-FZ dated July 24, 2007 "Concerning Development of Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses in the Russian Federation" the authorities of government bodies of constituent entities of the Russian Federation include development and implementation of government programs (subprograms) of constituent entities of the Russian Federation containing measures aimed at development of small- and medium-sized businesses taking into account national and regional social and economic, environmental, cultural and other peculiarities.
As part of the Government Program of Agriculture Development and Regulation of Agricultural Products, Raw Materials and Food Markets of the Republic of Crimea in 2015-2020 approved by Decree of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Crimea No. 423 dated October 29, 2014, government support in the amount of RUB 3.6 billion is envisaged in 2018, including RUB 2.3 billion from the federal budget. Besides, it is planned to allocate RUB 1.27 billion from the Reserve Fund of the Government of the Russian Federation.
This year financial support is provided under the following Subprograms:
RUB 159.5 million are envisaged for the Government Program implementation measures. 159,5 млн. руб.
At present subsidizing procedures are being developed by the areas of the Government Program of Agriculture Development and Regulation of Agricultural Products, Raw Materials and Food Markets of the Republic of Crimea in 2015-2020. Subsidizing procedures will be published on the site of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Crimea in section «Government Support for the Agriculture Sector».
Government Program of Agriculture Development and Regulation of Agricultural Products, Raw Materials and Food Markets of the Republic of Crimea in 2015-2020Decree 423 (PDF, 1.73 Mb)