Becoming a recognised PO under the Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Aid Scheme

Becoming a recognised PO under the Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Aid Scheme

29 Jul 2022

This guide outlines how organisations can become a recognised Producer Organisation (PO) under the Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Aid Scheme under retained EU Law.

It also explains how recognised POs apply for operational programmes, and how you’ll be paid for these programmes.

The principal Regulations and domestic legislation governing the scheme are:

  • Regulation (EUR) No 2013/1308 laying down and establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation).
  • Statutory instrument No. 2019/821
  • Statutory instrument No. 2019/828
  • Statutory instrument No. 2019/831
  • Statutory Instrument No. 2020/1422
  • Statutory Instrument No. 2020/1453
  • Regulation (EUR) No 2017/891 and 2017/892 laying down detailed rules for the application of Regulation (EUR) No 2013/1308 in respect of the fruit and vegetables and processed fruit and vegetables sectors.
  • Statutory instrument No.2021/756
  • Statutory instrument No.2020/1446
  • Regulation (EUR) No 2006/1828]( detailing the specific eligibility rules for operational programmes. The Conditions of Operational Programmes section of this guidance provides details about the requirements of this regulation.
  • The Common Agricultural Policy (Protection of Community Arrangements) Regulations 2014 (SI 2014 No 3263) providing details on the protection of Community arrangements under CAP.

The arrangements set out in this guide apply to all recognised POs and approved operational programmes.

For full information on this topic: Fruit and Vegetables Aid Scheme Guide - GOV.UK (