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Department of Agriculture

Section of Authorisation Payments


With the accession of our country to the European Family, the Department of Agriculture (DoA), as expected, in its effort to cope with its new, diversified and demanding role, has been restructured.

The Payments Authorization Unit was established at the DoA so as to perform all the functions transferred to the Delegated Body by the Cyprus Agricultural Payments Organization (CAPO). According to the Delegation agreement signed between the CAPO and the DoA, the transfer of functions mainly concerns the authorization of payments for the Measures / Schemes of the Rural Development Programs (RDPs) and the Common Market Organizations (CMOs) that have been assigned to the DoA by the CAPO.

The Payment Authorization Unit of the Department of Agriculture is under the direct supervision of the Director of the Department of Agriculture.

Based on the last Delegation agreement, which was signed on May 9th, 2016, the Payment Authorization Unit is engaged implements of the following Measures / Schemes:

I. Rural Development Plan (RDP) 2004-2006:
1. Measure 1.7 - Setting up of young farmers
II. Rural Development Program (RDP) 2007-2013
1. Measure 1.2 - Setting up of young farmers
2. Measure 1.5 - Modernization of agricultural holdings
3. Measure 1.7 – Land development planning for livestock-farming

III. Rural Development Program (RDP) 2014-2020
1. Sub measure 4.3.1- Land development planning for livestock-farming
2. Sub measure 4.3.2 - Investments in water-related infrastructure
3. Sub measure 4.3.3 - Implementation of innovative technologies in irrigation projects
4. Measure 14 - Animal welfare
5. Measure 16 - Cooperation
6. Measure 19 - Support for local development through LEADER

IV. Common Market Organizations (CMOs)
1.CMO Measure 3 - Aid to recognized, by the competent authority, producers’ organizations in the fruits and vegetables sector, based on their operational programs
2.CMO Measure 8 - Apiculture program
3.CMO Measure 10 – Exceptional support measures for citrus producers
4.CMO Measure 11 - Community aid for supplying certain milk products to pupils in educational establishments
5. CMO Measure 13 - Provision of exceptional support to producers in the pig sector
6. CMO Measure 14 - Aid measure to reduce cow's milk production
7. NSP in the Wine Sector - Measure 1β. - Restructuring and conversion of vineyards

Address: Navarinou and Saripolou, Nicosia
Fax Number: (00357) 22 77 21 82
Address: authpayments2@da.moa.gov.cy
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Staff

Name
Position
No. Tel.
E-mail
1
Ourania Menelaou
Agricultural Officer A΄
- Head of Unit
22606444
2
Marios Kalaitzis
Agricultural Officer
22606406
mkalaidjis@da.moa.gov.cy
3
Christiana Gavrielidou
Agricultural Officer
22606419
4
Dimitris Pechlivanis
Wine Products Officer of Wine Products Council
25877365
dpechlivanis@da.moa.gov.cy
5
Athena Panteli
Wine Products Officer of Wine Products Council
25803921
apanteli@da.moa.gov.cy
6
Elena Neophytou
Casual Agricultural Officer
22606409
7
Christoforos Michael
Casual Animal Husbandry Officer
22606442
8
Loukia Tzigourou
Chief Animal Husbandry Superintendent
22606431
ltziogourou@da.moa.gov.cy
9
Spyroula Michailidou - Arseni
Agricultural Superintendent
22606424
sarseni@da.moa.gov.cy
10
10 Stella Panagiotou
Agricultural Superintendent
22606423
11
Stella Kontemeniou-Antonoudiou
Agricultural Superintendent
22606422
12
Antigoni Hadjikyriakou
Agricultural Superintendent
22606400
ahadjikyriakou@da.moa.gov.cy
13
Stato Michael-Constantinou
Agricultural Superintendent
22606418
14
Maria Konikkou Makarouna
Agricultural Superintendent
22606408
15
Alkis Neophytou
Supervisor A of Wine Products Council
25877489
aneophytou@da.moa.gov.cy
16
Corina Constantinou
Supervisor of Wine Products Council
25803922
cconstantinou@da.moa.gov.cy


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