What is the Rural Support Service of Latvia?

Rural Support Service of Latvia is a state direct administrative institution.

Work of the Rural Support Service is supervised by the Ministry of Agriculture in Latvia.

The abbreviation of the Rural Support Service is RSS.

Where is RSS situated?

Central Unit of RSS is located in Riga, Republikas Square 2.

RSS has nine Regional Departments. They are located in Ogre, Jēkabpils, Preiļi, Rēzekne, Gulbene, Valmiera, Saldus, Jelgava and Talsi.

In case of questions, anyone can visit RSS Customer Service Centres in Riga and any Regional Department.

It is possible to contact RSS by phone: +371 67095000 every working day from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Electronic mail letters can address to: pasts@lad.gov.lv.

What does RSS do?

RSS takes care of the rural development in Latvia by controlling and diverting European Union and state financing for agriculture, forestry and fisheries areas.

In order to receive financial support, clients have to meet various requirements described in various Latvian and European Union documents.

RSS evaluates clients applications, decides whether financial support can be paid out, checks whether clients properly cares for the land and implements the projects.

To whom and what funding does RSS pay?

RSS pays out:

  • State Aid;
  • European Union support.

LAD clients:

  • Farmers, fishermen, foresters;
  • Municipalities, other state institutions;
  • Companies, schools and others.

What technologies does RSS use?

Nowadays it is important to use different technologies, because it helps institution to perform faster and more accurately.

RSS has created its Electronic Application System, where clients can submit documents and see what payments they receive.

RSS also uses drones, satellite images. With the help of drones, RSS controls how farmers take care of the land and implement projects. In satellite images, RSS specialists can see what farmers are growing in different fields, whether grass is being cut or land is being plowed.

RSS has also implemented a robot VARIS. The robot checks various information about customers.

RSS has a virtual assistant IEVA, which helps to provide answers to frequently asked questions.