Rural Development in Malta 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.

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 Maltese NSU

The NSU in Malta is currently coordinated by the Managing Authority (see contact details below).


Bradley Agius:

Managing Authority

Funds and Programmes Division - Managing Authority EAFRD
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
PPCD/FPD, Triq Il-Kukkanja
Santa Venera - SVR 1142
Telephone: 00356 22 00 1162



Paying Agency

Ministry for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change​ (MESDC)
Agriculture and Rural Payments Agency (ARPA)
Luqa Road

Telephone: 00356 22 92 61 48

E-mail: arpa.mesdc@gov​.mt​