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 four 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. 

Partnership Agreement

RDP information

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 Portuguese NSU

Estrutura Técnica de Animação da Rede Rural Nacional 
Av. Afonso Costa, n.º 3 - 7.º 
1949-002 LISBOA
Portugal
Telephone: 00351 218442382
Fax: 00351 218442380

Email: rederuralnacional@dgadr.pt

Contact person: Maria Custódia Correia (NRN coordinator): mccorreia@dgadr.pt

RDP information

RDP documents
Managing Authority

Autoridade de Gestão do PDR 2020 (PDR 2020 Managing Authority)
Rua de São Julião, nº. 63
1149–030 LISBOA
Portugal
Telephone: 00351 213 819333
Fax: 00351 213 856858

Email: pdr2020.apoio@pdr-2020.pt

Website: www.pdr-2020.pt

Paying Agency

Instituto de Financiamento da Agricultura e Pescas - IFAP I.P. (Financing Institute for Agriculture and Fisheries - IFAP I.P.)
Rua Castilho, nº. 45-51
1269-164 LISBOA
Portugal
Telephone: 00351 213 846000
Fax: 00351 213 846170

Email: ifap@ifap.pt

Website: www.ifap.min-agricultura.pt

RDP information

RDP documents
Managing Authority

Autoridade de Gestão do PRORURAL + (PRORURAL+ Managing Authority)
Direção Regional do Desenvolvimento Rural
Vinha Brava
9700-240 Angra do Heroismo
Portugal
Telephone: 00351 295 404280
Fax: 00351 295 216359

Email: drdr.proruralmais@azores.gov.pt

Website: www.proruralmais.azores.gov.pt

Paying Agency

Instituto de Financiamento da Agricultura e Pescas - IFAP I.P. (Financing Institute for Agriculture and Fisheries - IFAP I.P.)
Rua Castilho, nº. 45-51
1269-164 LISBOA
Portugal
Telephone: 00351 213 846000
Fax: 00351 213 846170

Email: ifap@ifap.pt

Website: www.ifap.min-agricultura.pt

RDP information

RDP documents
Managing Authority

Autoridade de Gestão do PRODERAM 2020 (PRODERAM 2020 Managing Authority)
Secretaria Regional de Agricultura e Pescas
Rua do Aljube, n.º 49 - Edifício Funchal
9000-067 FUNCHAL
Portugal
Telephone: 00351 291 209690
Fax: 00351 291 209699

Email: proderam2020@madeira.gov.pt

Website: www.ifap.min-agricultura.pt

Paying Agency

Instituto de Financiamento da Agricultura e Pescas - IFAP I.P. (Financing Institute for Agriculture and Fisheries - IFAP I.P.)
Rua Castilho, nº. 45-51
1269-164 LISBOA
Portugal
Telephone: 00351 213 846000
Fax: 00351 213 846170

Email: ifap@ifap.pt

Website: www.ifap.min-agricultura.pt