Ministry of Agriculture: agriculture and food, rural development and fisheries – 1.7 billion

Ministry of Agriculture: for agriculture and food, rural development and fisheries – 1.7 billion. euros

Lithuania has allocated LTL 1.7 billion for sustainable agriculture, rural, and fisheries development by 2030. euros. Such 2022-2030 The program for the development of agriculture and food, rural development, and fisheries was approved by the Government, according to a press release issued by the Ministry of Agriculture.

The largest funds – 1.156 billion. Eur – is intended to be used to increase added value, increase competitiveness and increase exports. Lithuania is currently lagging behind in the European Union (EU) in terms of value-added created by the agricultural, food, and fisheries sectors – it ranks sixteenth in the ranking of countries.

The aim is for Lithuania to rise to 11th place in the EU in terms of added value created. In addition, it is planned 2030 will start exporting 60 percent. their agricultural production. At present, this share is 42%.

25 million Eur is intended to encourage the population to choose locally grown products – investments will be made in the development of short food chains, local food consumption in education, and other public institutions. More than half a billion euros will be spent on promoting sustainable, bio-based farming.

The share of organic agricultural land should reach 16.2% by 2030. In addition, greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture should be reduced by up to 11% and ammonia by up to 10%. and reduce fuel consumption by almost 6%.

The program will be funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, the New Generation Lithuania Economic Recovery and Resilience Plan, the Modernization Fund, private sources, and the state budget.

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