The purpose of aid to farmers is to ensure the profitability and continuity of production. The Finnish Food Authority is responsible for paying and implementing the aid to farmers funded by the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund, the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and national funds. The aid to farmers is based on the common agricultural policy of the EU.
The Finnish Food Authority acts as the paying agency of the EU, and it cooperates with the European Commission and the paying agencies of the other EU countries.
Farms can use the online Vipu service when applying for support based on the number of animals and hectares of arable land. Farmers discuss issues related to support with the municipal rural business authority of their own municipality.