For the purposes of Article 4(a) of Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013, “farmer”means any natural or legal person or group of natural or legal persons - regardless of the legal personality conferred by national law on the group and its members - whose holding carries on an agricultural activity and is situated within the territorial scope of the Treaties within the meaning of Article 52 TEU in conjunction with Articles 349 and 355 TFEU.

Farmers' Association
In the RDP Puglia 2014-2020 we mean farmers' association:

  • Producer Organisations (POs) and their Associations (AOPs), recognised under EU, national and regional legislation; 
  • Groups as defined in Article 3(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012, including consortia for the protection of PDO, PGI or TSG recognised under national legislation, in particular Article 53 of Law No 128/1998 as replaced by Article 14 of Law No 526/1999 where applicable; 
  • the producer groups indicated in Article 95 of Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013, including protection consortia recognised under national law, in particular Article 17 of Legislative Decree 61/2010 where applicable; 
  • agricultural management cooperatives and agricultural product processing cooperatives and their consortia; 
  • networks of enterprises, groups or bodies set up as joint ventures or joint ventures or associated forms with legal personality.

Farm booklet (FA)
An element which, within the SIAN, is responsible for collecting and sharing structural and lasting information relating to each farm.
In order to provide an organic and coherent structure of the information of a farm, the legislator, in Presidential Decree 503/99 and Legislative Decree 99/2004, has identified the technical and organizational model of reference constituted by the company file. The company file represents a homogeneous, aggregated and certified container of information that characterizes the farm, also based on the provisions of Presidential Decree 503/99.
It, in paper and electronic format (Presidential Decree no. 503/99, art. 9 paragraph 1), contains a summary of company data and is established within the register of companies (Legislative Decree no. 173/98, art. 14, paragraph 3). The paper format includes all the documentation proving the information relating to the company's size and is aligned with the computerised company file. The information relating to company data, company stocks and the driving licence, resulting from the company file, also constitute the reference and calculation basis valid for the purposes of the investigation procedures in all relations with the central or local public administration in agri-food, forestry and fishing matters, without prejudice to the right of verification and control of the administration itself (Presidential Decree no. 503/99, art. 10, paragraph 5).

Focus Area (FA)
Specific objectives of the Community's rural development policy which are covered by six general objectives defined as priorities.

Forest Management Plan (FMP) or equivalent instrument
"Management Plan", as defined by the Ministerial Decree of 16 June 2005 “Forest Planning Guidelines"; (published in the Official Gazette of 2 November 2005, no. 255), a technical document valid for several years which defines the objectives to be pursued in the medium term, management guidelines and detailed operations to achieve these goals. The forest management plan must guarantee continuity in the provision of goods and services, establishing criteria and operating methods in the name of ecological, technical and economic sustainability, with a view to applying long-term strategies that take into account the overall value of the forest, the environment and human labour.
The forest management plan should contain specific forest management measures for vertebrate and invertebrate species. In order to adhere to the sub-measures of Measure 8 of the Puglia 2014-2020 RDP, the FMP must be adopted for combined intervention areas of more than 50 Ha. Equivalent instrument means a plan in line with sustainable forest management, as defined by the Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe in 1993, i. e. Plans for the Protection and Management of Natura 2000 Sites and other areas of high nature value, such as National or Regional Parks or other protected areas, Conservation Plans and Crop Plans (drawn up by forest technicians) provided for by the general regulations and forest police.

Free area
Area of the regional territory north of the buffer zone where the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa has been found not to occur.