Rural Development in Latvia is managed nationally through one Rural Development Programme (RDP), funded under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and national contributions. The RDP sets out priority approaches and actions to meet the needs of the specific geographical area it covers.

Explore EAFRD-supported projects in Latvia;

Browse through the Latvian Local Action Groups (LAGs).

Rural development funding through the EAFRD is part of a broader framework of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds), including also Regional Development, Social, Cohesion, and Fisheries Funds. These are managed nationally, by each EU Member State, on the basis of Partnership Agreements, strategic plans outlining the country’s goals and investment priorities.

Country Information

RDP documents

See ENRD summaries of all national and regional RDPs. Find out more about RDP implementation and the broader Rural Development policy framework.

Partnership Agreement documents

See ENRD summaries of all 28 Partnership Agreements.

National Rural Network

NRNs operate in each EU Member State to support and enhance rural development objectives, enable and facilitate exchange and learning between all the partners involved in policy implementation.

The operation of each NRN is supported by a Network Support Unit (NSU) tasked with coordinating thematic and analytic work, facilitating networking and exchange, and communicating the work and voices of the network.

Contact the Latvian NSU

Valsts Lauku tīkla Sekretariāts (Latvian Rural Network Unit)
Rīgas iela 34, Ozolnieki
Ozolnieku pagasts
3018 - Ozolnieku novads
Telephone: +37 1 63050220
Fax: +37 1 63022264


Contact persons:

Edgars Linde (General):
Zanda Dimanta-Svilpe (Bioeconomy, Smart villages):
Liene Feldmane (Rural development expert):
Dzintars Vaivods (Financial Manager):
Kristīne Cinglere (Leader/CLLD; Innovation):
Madara Černuho (NRN self-assessment):

Managing Authority

Zemkopības ministrija (Ministry of Agriculture)
Republikas laukums 2
1981- Riga 
Telephone: +37 1 67027010
Fax: +37 1 67027512



Paying Agency

Lauku atbalsta dienests (Rural Support Service)
Republikas laukums 2
1981- Riga 
Telephone: +37 1 67027542
Fax: +37 1 67027120