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Agri-Environmental Measures (AUM) Funding

Through the promotion of certain agri-environmental measures

  • provide additional incentives for the conservation of the cultural landscape and natural resources (including soils).
  • The aim is to reduce harmful influences on the water balance and to protect drinking water as a resource. In particular, an impairment of groundwater by nitrate or plant treatment and pest control products is to be counteracted.
  • the aim is to protect and improve the environment, genetic diversity and biodiversity.

The funding is financed by the European Union and partly by the federal government.

The agri-environmental measures offered are part of the Lower Saxony/Bremen Programme for Rural Development (PFEIL) and were approved by the EU Commission in May 2015.

The offer is aimed at all farmers and land managers - participation is voluntary.

Below you can find details about the individual measures:

Process flow

Applications for participation in the agri-environmental measures can be submitted to the approval offices of the Lower Saxony Chamber of Agriculture by 15.05 of the respective application year. This is a cut-off date – applications received later must be rejected, except in cases of force majeure.

The AUM main application must be submitted together with the collective application for agricultural support and agri-environmental measures via the ANDI programme (Agrarförderung Niedersachsen Digital).

In addition to the main application, the annex to the respective funding measure and, if applicable, the application must be submitted. to submit further documents (involvement of the TSOs, area allocation table, etc.). In the case of location-specific support measures (obligation is on the same area over the entire period), the areas must already be marked in the area overview of the collective application in the year of application.

For all applications, a de minimis limit of 250 euros per application and funding measure applies.

Initial application (E): for a 5-year commitment period

Follow-up application (F): for the remaining term of the existing obligation (at least 2 years – except for BV1: here at least 1 year),
1. additional land (up to 50% of the existing commitment)
2. additional management conditions or application for adjustment for the remaining term (e.g. BS11 → BS12)

New application (N): for a 5-year commitment period in the event of an increase in area above 50% of the existing commitment

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the Lower Saxony Chamber of Agriculture.


A registration number (central company number) is required for funding.

Which documents are required?

Applications will be submitted digitally from 2019 onwards. Paper documents are only required in individual cases and are named in the application and offered for download there or can be obtained from the responsible licensing office of the Chamber of Agriculture.

What are the fees?

No fees are charged for the submission of applications.

If the application is made with the assistance of a counselling institution, fees may apply. The respective fee rates can be inquired about there.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The application deadline is 15.5. of the respective application year.

The following applies to this date: if it falls on a public holiday, a Saturday or Sunday, it is placed on the first following working day.

Applications / forms

The required paper forms are available on the SLA website.

However, they can also be controlled via the "Print" menu item in ANDI.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection

Professionally released on



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competent Bodies

Landwirtschaftskammer Niedersachsen
Address: Mars-la-Tour-Straße 1-13 , 26121 Oldenburg (Oldenburg)
Telephone: 0441 801-0
Fax: 0441 801-180

Data protection information

Landkreis Emsland
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306


Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
responsible for:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)