Press releases

Kaspars Gerhards, the Minister: we are calling on the European Commission to introduce urgently the necessary and extraordinary market support and financial support measures

Kaspars Gerhards, the Minister: we are calling on the European Commission to introduce urgently the necessary and extraordinary market support and financial support measures

On Monday November 15, in Brussels, Kaspars Gerhards, the Minister for Agriculture, participated in the EU Council of Ministers for Agriculture and Fisheries, where the Ministers discussed the...

Published: 16.11.2021

Kaspars Gerhards, the Minister, signs in Brussels, the declaration of the Ministers for Agriculture in support to BIOEAST initiative

Kaspars Gerhards, the Minister, signs in Brussels, the declaration of the Ministers for Agriculture in support to BIOEAST initiative

On Monday November 15, in Brussels, Kaspars Gerhards, the Minister for Agriculture, participated in signing of the declaration, honoring the fifth anniversary of BIOEAST initiative.

Published: 16.11.2021

Latvia will deposit 153 seed samples of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture into the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Latvia will deposit 153 seed samples of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture into the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

On October 26, 153 seed samples of Latvian origin (varieties developed in Latvia) will be deposited in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, located in Norway, thereby strengthening the conservation of...

Published: 25.10.2021

Future agriculture needs data-based research and environmentally friendly farming

Future agriculture needs data-based research and environmentally friendly farming

On September 24, opening of the international conference, dedicated to the project “Enhancement of sustainable land soil resource management in agriculture” of the Norwegian financial instrument,...

Published: 27.09.2021

This summer, research of Latvia’s agricultural land has been started in Riga region, Zemgale and Vidzeme highland

This summer, research of Latvia’s agricultural land has been started in Riga region, Zemgale and Vidzeme highland

This year, researchers of the Latvian University (LU), faculty of Geography and Earth Sciences started research of Latvia’s soil to obtain information on Latvia’s agricultural land, including peat...

Published: 07.09.2021

Address by President of Latvia Egils Levits at national dialogue “Resilience of the Latvian Countryside for Food and Future Generations”

Address by President of Latvia Egils Levits at national dialogue “Resilience of the Latvian Countryside for Food and Future Generations”

Ladies and gentlemen, Dear participants of the national dialogue of Latvia, It is my honour to address you here today at Latvia’s first national dialogue being held as part of the United Nations...

Published: 17.08.2021

Official Dialogue Feedback to the United Nations Food Systems Summit in Latvia is published

Official Dialogue Feedback to the United Nations Food Systems Summit in Latvia is published

This national dialogue in hybrid format, held on Wednesday, August 11, had focus on challenges and vision of the future of Rural areas and Food systems for the future generations.

Published: 17.08.2021

The EU common objective in organic agriculture is very ambitious

The EU common objective in organic agriculture is very ambitious

Monday July 19, in Brussels, Dace Lucaua, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) participated in the EU Council meeting of Ministers for Agriculture and Fisheries, chaired for the...

Published: 20.07.2021

Kaspars Gerhards, the Minister: Adequate funding is necessary for EU objectives in agricultural, food, innovations and nature management areas

On June 13 – 15, Kaspars Gerhards, the Minister, participated in an informal Council meeting of the EU Ministers for Agriculture and Fisheries in Lisbon, Portugal, where Member States discussed the...

Published: 17.06.2021

Kaspars Gerhards, the Minister: EU Common Agricultural Policy reform must not impair competitiveness of Latvian farmers

On May 26 and 27, at the meeting of the EU Council of Ministers for Agriculture and Fisheries (CMAF), Ministers of Member States discussed the reform of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). 

Published: 28.05.2021

K. Gerhards, the Minister: condition for climate measures of the EU Common Agricultural Policy must be well-weighed and acceptable for all the Member States, the Baltic States included

K. Gerhards, the Minister: condition for climate measures of the EU Common Agricultural Policy must be well-weighed and acceptable for all the Member States, the Baltic States included

Friday, April 30, Kaspars Gerhards, the Minister for Agriculture had an online meeting with the new Ministers for Agriculture of the Baltic States - Urmas Kruuse, Estonian Minister of Rural Affairs...

Published: 07.05.2021

Kaspars Gerhards, the Minister: interests and competitiveness of the EU farmers must be more protected in trade with third countries

On Monday, April 26, at a videoconference of the informal Council of EU Ministers for Agriculture and Fisheries (CMAF) the Ministers of the EU Member States discussed the EU international trade and...

Published: 28.04.2021