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The Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development or DG AGRI is a Directorate-General of the European Commission. The DG AGRI is responsible for the European Union policy area of agriculture.

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Mission

The mission statement of DG Agri is closely linked to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The DG's current concrete concerns include[1]:

  • Managing and developing the CAP
  • Reinforcing rural development policy as the "second pillar of the CAP"
  • Safeguarding the European model of agriculture
  • Conducting the enlargement process

Resources

The Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development has a staff of about 1000 people.

Structure

The DG AGRI encompasses 12 Directorates, all headquartered in Brussels, Belgium:

  • AI: International Affairs I, (in particular WTO negotiations)
  • AII: International Affairs II, (in particular enlargement)
  • B: Relations with other Institutions; Communication and Documentation
  • C: Economics of Agricultural Markets
  • D: Direct Support, Market Measures, Promotion
  • EI: Rural Development Programmes I
  • EII: Rural Development Programmes II (SAPARD)
  • F: Horizontal Aspects of Rural Development
  • G: Economic Analyses and Evaluation
  • H: Agricultural Legislation
  • I: Internal Resource Management
  • J: Audit of Agricultural Expenditure

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