Press releases

Kaspars Gerhards, the Minister for Agriculture, asks the European Commission to provide support for Latvian pig sector in critical situation

Monday January 17, 2022, in Brussels. Kaspars Gerhards, the Minister for Agriculture, while meeting Janusz Wojciechowski, the Commissioner for Agriculture of the European Commission, repeatedly...

Published: 19.01.2022

Kaspars Gerhards, the Minister for Agriculture, in Brussels, will meet Janusz Wojciechowski, the Commissioner for Agriculture of the European Commission

Monday January 22, 2022, in Brussels, Kaspars Gerhards, the Minister for Agriculture, will meet Janusz Wojciechowski, the Commissioner for Agriculture of the European Commission who will also...

Published: 14.01.2022

In times of crisis, EU must be able to coordinate food supply issues more effectively

On December 13 and 14, at the EU Council of Ministers for Agriculture and Fisheries, the EU Member States discussed the Communication from the European Commission on Contingency plan for ensuring...

Published: 14.12.2021

Kaspars Gerhards, the Minister: we are calling on the European Commission to introduce urgently the necessary and extraordinary market support and financial support measures

Kaspars Gerhards, the Minister: we are calling on the European Commission to introduce urgently the necessary and extraordinary market support and financial support measures

On Monday November 15, in Brussels, Kaspars Gerhards, the Minister for Agriculture, participated in the EU Council of Ministers for Agriculture and Fisheries, where the Ministers discussed the...

Published: 16.11.2021

Kaspars Gerhards, the Minister, signs in Brussels, the declaration of the Ministers for Agriculture in support to BIOEAST initiative

Kaspars Gerhards, the Minister, signs in Brussels, the declaration of the Ministers for Agriculture in support to BIOEAST initiative

On Monday November 15, in Brussels, Kaspars Gerhards, the Minister for Agriculture, participated in signing of the declaration, honoring the fifth anniversary of BIOEAST initiative.

Published: 16.11.2021

Latvia will deposit 153 seed samples of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture into the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Latvia will deposit 153 seed samples of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture into the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

On October 26, 153 seed samples of Latvian origin (varieties developed in Latvia) will be deposited in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, located in Norway, thereby strengthening the conservation of...

Published: 25.10.2021

Future agriculture needs data-based research and environmentally friendly farming

Future agriculture needs data-based research and environmentally friendly farming

On September 24, opening of the international conference, dedicated to the project “Enhancement of sustainable land soil resource management in agriculture” of the Norwegian financial instrument,...

Published: 27.09.2021

This summer, research of Latvia’s agricultural land has been started in Riga region, Zemgale and Vidzeme highland

This summer, research of Latvia’s agricultural land has been started in Riga region, Zemgale and Vidzeme highland

This year, researchers of the Latvian University (LU), faculty of Geography and Earth Sciences started research of Latvia’s soil to obtain information on Latvia’s agricultural land, including peat...

Published: 07.09.2021

Address by President of Latvia Egils Levits at national dialogue “Resilience of the Latvian Countryside for Food and Future Generations”

Address by President of Latvia Egils Levits at national dialogue “Resilience of the Latvian Countryside for Food and Future Generations”

Ladies and gentlemen, Dear participants of the national dialogue of Latvia, It is my honour to address you here today at Latvia’s first national dialogue being held as part of the United Nations...

Published: 17.08.2021

Official Dialogue Feedback to the United Nations Food Systems Summit in Latvia is published

Official Dialogue Feedback to the United Nations Food Systems Summit in Latvia is published

This national dialogue in hybrid format, held on Wednesday, August 11, had focus on challenges and vision of the future of Rural areas and Food systems for the future generations.

Published: 17.08.2021

The EU common objective in organic agriculture is very ambitious

The EU common objective in organic agriculture is very ambitious

Monday July 19, in Brussels, Dace Lucaua, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) participated in the EU Council meeting of Ministers for Agriculture and Fisheries, chaired for the...

Published: 20.07.2021

Kaspars Gerhards, the Minister: Adequate funding is necessary for EU objectives in agricultural, food, innovations and nature management areas

On June 13 – 15, Kaspars Gerhards, the Minister, participated in an informal Council meeting of the EU Ministers for Agriculture and Fisheries in Lisbon, Portugal, where Member States discussed the...

Published: 17.06.2021