Agriculture; application for compensatory allowance for disadvantaged areas

In the less-favored areas, farmers receive a compensatory allowance for income disadvantages due to natural unfavorable site conditions or other specific production disadvantages.



Maintaining comprehensive land management and cultivating the cultural landscape is indispensable for the attractiveness of rural areas. Due to its natural features, the Free State has an above-average tourism potential compared to the rest of Germany. Sustainable tourism would be inconceivable without an intact natural landscape that can be used for leisure and recreation.

Due to climatic and topographical conditions, more than half of the agricultural land in Bavaria belongs to the naturally disadvantaged areas. More than half of all Bavarian farms operate on these areas.

In many cases, the cessation of land cultivation would lead to undesirable impairments of the landscape with effects on the natural attractiveness and ecology of the affected areas.

Bavaria therefore grants the compensatory allowance (AGZ) in disadvantaged areas.


Granting of a compensatory allowance for agriculturally used land (LF) in disadvantaged areas



The beneficiary must be an active farmer within the meaning of Article 9 of Regulation (EU) No. 1307/2013 with its registered office in Bavaria and manage at least 3 ha of agricultural land in disadvantaged areas


Type and amount

The amount of the AGZ per ha of UAA depends on the respective degree of disadvantage.


  • independent cultivation of agricultural land in the less-favoured area
  • at least 3 ha of agriculturally used area (UAA)
  • Adherence to the provisions on cross compliance


Applications can be submitted annually, as a rule, to the Office for Food, Agriculture and Forestry responsible for the place of business together with the multiple application in the application period from mid-March to mid-May.


Applications may be submitted annually during the application period from mid-March to mid-May.


  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Mehrfachantrag zur Beantragung der Ausgleichszulage in benachteiligten Gebieten
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

Online procedures

  • Elektronische Mehrfachantragstellung - Serviceportal iBALIS

    The multiple application is used by approximately 105,000 farmers to apply for various agricultural support programmes such as the single farm payment, the compensatory allowance for disadvantaged areas or the annual payments under the Bavarian cultural landscape programme - Part A.

Legal bases

Links to more information

  • Ausgleichszulage

    Hintergrundinformationen, Abgrenzungskriterien für die benachteiligten Gebiete, Übersicht benachteiligter Gebiete in Bayern (Karte), usw.


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