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The Fondo Español de Garantía Agraria, O. A. (Spanish Agrarian Guarantee Fund, FEGA) is an independent body as stipulated in Article 98 of Law 40/2015, of 1 October, on the Legal Regime of the Public Sector, under the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA) through the General Secretariat of Agriculture and Food, whose main mission is to ensure that the EAGF (European Agricultural Guarantee Fund) funds and EAFRD (Agricultural Fund for Rural Development) of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) assigned to Spain are strictly applied in order to achieve this policy's objective, efficiently reaching the beneficiaries that comply with the requirements established for its concession, within the deadlines indicated in the regulations, promoting a homogeneous application of the CAP subsidies across the entire State, preventing fraud and minimising the risks of financial corrections arising from the incorrect management of these Funds.

Similarly, in relation to the FEAD (Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived ) and EMFF (European Maritime and Fisheries Fund), the mission of the Spanish Agrarian Guarantee Fund, within this area, is to ensure their correct application and management in the case of the FEAD, and in the case of the EMFF, to certify that the management of the fund has been conducted according to the autonomous and national regulations.

Strengthening the relationship with other agents involved in this mission is one of the cross-cutting objectives of FEGA in 2018, highlighting its role as the point of contact with the European Commission and with the Paying Agencies of the autonomous communities. Its mission also includes reinforcing the role of FEGA as a provider of data, through the entity's web page, which can be reused by the MAPA in the application of its policies, by other public administrations and by society in general.


The CAP subsidies are paid for by the European agrarian funds, EAGF and EAFRD , and involve the following lines of action:

In the case of EAGF:

  • refunds established for the export of agricultural products to third countries;
  • interventions designed to regulate the agricultural markets;
  • direct payments to farmers established in the area of the common agricultural policy;
  • the financial contribution of the Community for information and promotion measures of the agricultural products in the Community's domestic market and in third countries conducted by mediation of the Member States and based on the programmes approved by the European Commission.
  • aid for restructuring, aid for diversification, additional aid for diversification and transitory aid established under the temporary regime for the restructuring of the sugar sector in the Community.

In the case of EAFRD:

  • The financial contribution of the Community in favour of rural development programmes conducted in accordance with community legislation related to aid for rural development through the EAFRD.

By virtue of (EU) Regulation 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and Council Regulation of 17 December 2013 on the financing, management and monitoring of the Common Agricultural Policy, and repealing Regulations (EC)352/78, (EC)165/94, (EC)2799/98, (EC)814/2000, (EC)1290/2005 and (EC)485/2008 of the Council, the Member States must appoint the paying agencies, through which the payments of the aids to the CAP shall be made using European agricultural funds. In Spain, under the constitutional division of powers, each Autonomous Region has designated a single paying agency for EAGF and EAFRD expenses.

For its part, FEGA was appointed paying agency for the subsidies paid by the European agricultural funds that are under the authority of the Public Administration, such as the management and payment of export refunds, intervention purchases in the form of public storage, the food subsidy for the most needy, food promotion subsidies, collection of the milk levy, as well as other aid regimes.

Furthermore, community regulations establish that the Member States that authorise more than one paying agency should appoint a coordinating agency that compiles the information that must be made available to the European Commission and which promotes the harmonised application of community regulations. In Spain, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food appointed FEGA as coordinating agency, implementing the following actions in this context:

  • Prefinancing, through the Public Treasury, of paying agency expenses paid for by EAGF and EAFRD.
  • Financial co-ordination of paying agency expenses under EAGF and EAFRD. This action encompasses monitoring payments made by paying agencies, reimbursement requests to the European Commission for expenses incurred, presentation of the annual statements of the paying agencies and monitoring account settlement procedures.
  • Technical co-ordination of management and supervisory actions for subsidies from the agricultural funds by the paying agencies in order to promote uniform application in all Autonomous Regions.

For its part, Royal Decree 401/2012, of 17 February, (repealed by RD 895/2017) modifies Royal Decree 1441/2001, of 21 December, through which the State of the Spanish Agrarian Guarantee Fund O.A.(FEGA) is approved, assigning it the capacity of paying agency of the expenses of EAGF related to the common markets organisation in the sector of fishing and agricultural products and, similarly, determined certification and supervision competences of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).

To obtain more information about the common market organisations which regulate the corresponding aids, please consult the following links on the website of the European Commission:

More detailed information can also be obtained on the website of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

In the following link, you will find an operational diagram of the Spanish European Funds Management System, which requires coordination, technical and financial work, which corresponds to FEGA.

Information is offered below about the regulatory provisions of FEGA, its purposes and functions, and internal organisation.


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FEGA is a national reference point for managing the European Agricultural Funds, FEAD and FEMP and for the technical and financial coordination of Spanish Paying Agencies with maximum efficiency, seeking excellence in its mission.

Modification date: 07/01/2021