AXIS I focuses on supporting the competitiveness of agriculture and forestry and on cementing momentum in the development of business in both agriculture and the downstream food industry.

The AXIS I financial allocation is 22.39% of the overall EAFRD contribution. Payments allocated under AXIS I will not increase primary agriculture production.

Priorities include the modernisation of agricultural holdings, land consolidation and the addition of value to agricultural products, and it is in these areas that most funds will be allocated.