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.