European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) projects

Investments for sustainable agriculture

Opportunities for rural areas development in Latvia are becoming more extensive. Thanks to the European Union and state funding, farmers have been able to modernize their farms and ensure the growth of their operations.

With assistance of the Rural Support Service of Latvia, farmers can apply for funding for both farm modernization and increasing energy efficiency. For example, the farm "Ulbroka" has made investments over the last 10 years intended for various modernization projects - improving animal welfare, implementing environmental solutions, modernizing greenhouses with innovative technologies and enhancing energy efficiency.

RSS provides simple and understandable support system that helps farmers achieve their project goals. This collaboration is also highly appreciated from the perspective of farmers. As acknowledged by representative of Ltd. "Getliņi Eko": "We are very satisfied with cooperation with the Rural Support Service - this collaboration is quite simple and understandable."

Explore the experience stories shared about the opportunities for sustainable development in the agricultural sector.

English subtitles are available.

Support for small and new farmers

The financing granted by European Union (EU) and state provides various opportunities for young and small farmers in Latvia to develop and expand their activities.

In the new CAP period 2023 - 2027, 20 million euros have been allocated from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development to support small farms. Also 37.2 million euros of EU funding is planned for young farmers to develop their business in the countryside of Latvia.

In this video story, Z/S "Mētras" and the organic farm "Dabas gardumi" describe the implementation process of their projects, possibilities of development with the help of EU funding, as well as the constructive cooperation with the Rural Support Service of Latvia, when applying for support.

Ieva Spriža, owner of "Dabas Gardumi", emphasizes the meaning of decision to apply for EU support and how it has contributed for company's development and competitiveness: "Growth would not have been so fast. All equipment, construction - require very large financial resources. We wouldn't have done it on our own."

English subtitles are available.

Be Innovative in Agriculture

With experience story "Be Innovative in Agriculture" the Rural Support Service of Latvia (RSS) revealed whether and how innovative farmers in Latvia are. RSS expert Juris Cvetkovs described a number of success stories - examples of outstanding innovations. It is a great opportunity for anyone to learn how much our farmers can do. For example, learn how to use sea buckthorn seeds to improve your health, how weed recognition robots works, how to grow cattle from which the "marble" steaks are made etc.

Welcome to see the video story (English captions available).