Rural Development Support Department

Basic tasks of the Department are as follows:

- ensuring the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the State support policy in the area of agricultural and rural development –implementation monitoring of  the Rural Development Program (RDP) for 2007 – 2013, RDP 2014 – 2020 preparation and monitoring of its implementation;

- ensuring drafting and coordination of implementation of regulatory acts necessary for implementation of LEADER approach (actions “from bottom up”);

- introduction of activities and implementation monitoring of technical assistance activities under EAFRD and the European Fisheries Fund (EFF), as well as the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF);

- performing functions of the Secretariat for EAFRD and EMFF  Managing Authorities, as well as coordination and monitoring of functional performance of Managing Authorities;

- preparation of the State support, cooperation development and tax supporting measures to facilitate agricultural and rural development, also facilitating knowledge and skills of rural population;

- drafting of planning documents, regulatory acts and position documents for EU support policy in agriculture and rural development, and ensuring a further coordination of the programs;

- monitoring operation of the State Rural Network and the State Fisheries Cooperation Networks and implementation of their activities;

- providing opinion on regulatory acts drafted by other Departments of the Ministry of Agriculture;

- representation of interests of the Ministry of Agriculture in national and international institutions as well as defending of Latvia’s position in the national and the European Union and the European Council working groups and in international organizations.


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