Rural Development in Portugal is managed on a decentralised basis by the main administrative regions of the country through three Rural Development Programmes (RDPs): Mainland, Azores and Madeira. The RDPs are funded under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and national contributions. The RDPs set out priority approaches and actions to meet the needs of the specific geographical area they cover.
Find relevant information on the three RDPs below;
Explore EAFRD-supported projects in Portugal;
Browse through the Local Action Groups (LAGs) in Portugal.
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.
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 Portuguese NSU
Estrutura Técnica de Animação da Rede Rural Nacional
Av. Afonso Costa, n.º 3 - 7.º
Telephone: 00351 218442382
Fax: 00351 218442380
Maria Custódia Correia (NRN Coordinator, NRN self-assessment/evaluation):
Ana Ribes (Networking):
Paula Rocha (Communication):
Francisco Mendes (Communication):
Maria de S. Luís Centeno (Innovation/EIP - representative in the subgroup Innovation):
Autoridade de Gestão do PRORURAL + (PRORURAL+ Managing Authority)
Direção Regional do Desenvolvimento Rural
9700-240 Angra do Heroismo
Telephone: 00351 295 404280
Fax: 00351 295 216359
Autoridade de Gestão do PRODERAM 2020 (PRODERAM 2020 Managing Authority)
Secretaria Regional de Agricultura e Pescas
Rua do Aljube, n.º 49 - Edifício Funchal
Telephone: 00351 291 209690
Fax: 00351 291 209699