Fondo Agropecuario de Emergencias

About the program

The Agricultural Emergency Fund (FAE) was created in 2008 in order to address the losses in the materials involved in agricultural production establishments affected by emergencies. The Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries is in charge of this Fund.

Country Uruguay
Classification Productive infrastructure, Insumos productivos, Medidas de emergencia
FNS Dimension Disponibilidad, Estabilidad


Support, in real time, the most vulnerable farmers affected by adverse weather events.

Components and/or products

Agricultural support in case of emergencies

The FAE provides support to agricultural establishments affected by emergencies to meet the losses in materials involved in the production process. The support helps recover lost abilities as a result of the event occurred. The support provided can be of the following:

  • Financial support
  • Productive infrastructure
  • Supplies
Target population

Local agricultural production activity affected by emergencies.



Geographical coverage Rural
Responsible organism

Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries

Holder and administrator of the Agricultural Emergency Fund

Executing organism Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries
Normative framework

Ley Nº 18.362 del 6 de octubre de 2008 (Artículo 207) que crea el Fondo Agropecuario de Emergencia FAE para atender las pérdidas en las materias involucradas en la actividad productiva en los establecimientos afectados por emergencias agropecuarias.

Financial sources
  1. The uncommitted balance available up to the 31st of December 2007 of the Internal Specific Tax levy on refined sugar in containers or packages up to 10 kilograms: 10% (ten percent) in 2001; up to 8% (eight percent) in 2002; up to 6% (six percent) in 2003 and up to 4% (four percent) in 2004 (Law No. 17,379, of July 26, 2001, Fund for the Sugar Sector Restructuring).
  2. Funds generated by the agreements concluded with public or private, national or foreign organizations.
  3. Appropriations assigned by General Revenue.
  4. Inheritances, bequests and donations received.
  5. Other income assigned to it by law or regulations.
  6. With the expected refunds.