Rural Support Service (RSS) provides the State support and the EU support to farmers under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
Direct payments are granted directly to farmers under a support scheme - the Single Area Payment Scheme (SAPS). This simplified scheme has been applied in Latvia since 2004 and it involves the payment of uniform amounts per eligible hectares of agricultural area.
It is possible for farmers to apply for the following aids:
- Single Area payment;
- Greening payment;
- Payment for a small farmer support scheme;
- Payments to farmers in areas with handicaps, other than Mountain Areas;
- Natura 2000 payments
- Voluntary coupled aid
- Agro-environment measures etc.
More detailed information regarding support measures is available here (in Latvian).
Latvian farmers may apply for aid under various support schemes by submitting an application form electronically in Electronic Applications System.