The Integrated Administration and Control System: guidance

These notes tell you about the Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) 2008.

Annex 2: Protein Crop Premium

If you grow protein crops you can claim payment of the PCP. Eligible protein crops are:

  • Peas (but not those intended for human consumption);
  • Beans (but not those intended for human consumption); and
  • Sweet lupins.

If you farm in a region where traditionally you sow protein crops into a mixture of cereals, we will pay the PCP if you can satisfy us that the protein crops predominate in the mix.

We can pay you the SFPS payment and the PCP on eligible land. You must declare the eligible crop code for SFPS in columns I and J of your Field Data Sheet. If you enter the eligible crop code in the 'Other land' columns of your Field Data Sheet (columns K and L), we will pay you the PCP payment only.

If you wish to claim PCP on land you are also using to activate set-aside entitlements, please use code SAAP- PROT in column I.

The aid is €55.57 per hectare on areas which you sow and cultivate according to local standards. The payment is subject to a ceiling of 1.6 million hectares throughout the EU. If this ceiling is exceeded, the payment of €55.57 per hectare will be reduced. We will aim to pay this premium between 1 December 2008 and 30 June 2009.

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