Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Czech Republic

Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic
The Ministry of Agriculture is the central public administrative authority for
agriculture, the water sector and the food processing industry, and for
forestry, game management, hunting and fishing.

Main task areas related to RDI and the bioeconomy:

Sustainable management of natural resources;
Sustainable agriculture and forestry;
Sustainable food production.
Food security and energy self-sufficiency to increase competitiveness.
Significantly improve the protection of natural resources used, taking into
account ongoing climate change. The vision of research, development and
innovation is ’Promoting innovative agriculture and forestry through advanced
methods and technologies’. Three key areas are defined to fulfill this
mission: sustainable management of natural resources, sustainable agriculture
and forestry, and sustainable food production.


Ministry of Agriculture


Ministry of Agriculture of Hungary
The Department of Agriculture is responsible for the operation of the research,
development and innovation (R&D&I) area. The Department carries out its
activities under the direction of the Deputy Secretary of State for Agricultural

Establishment of strategic cooperation
Providing professional support to the formation of EIP-AGRI Operational groups
Compilation of white papers
Compilation of analyzes
Assessment of R&D&I sectoral needs and focus areas
Preparation of government and ministerial-level management decisions
The tasks of the Department include the professional supervision of the
Ministry’s research institutes and the development and management of the
national and international contact systems in the agricultural R&D&I area.
Moreover, the task is to identify and analyze strategic focus areas for
Hungarian agricultural R&D&I in the context of the bioeconomy. Further aim of
the Department is to strengthen transnational scientific and political
cooperation in the Central and Eastern European macro-region, in order to
increase the macro region’s competitiveness of agriculture in the bioeconomy
and to increase the regional and international visibility of the organisations
operating in this field.


Ministry of Agriculture Republic of Latvia are responsible for agriculture, forest sector, fisheries, rural development, veterinary and food. Functions of ministry: Develop agriculture, forest sector and fishery policies.  Organization and coordination of agriculture, forest sector and fishery policies implementation. Website:

Main task areas related to RDI and the Bioeconomy: Sustainable agriculture, forestry, fisheries and food production, Food and feed safety, Promotion of competitive business development in the sector, Promoting the development of human resources, to create more opportunities for income generation and employment in the rural areas, Preservation of the sustainability of natural resources, Ministry through Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies and its research institutions: Forest Research Station, Latvian Plant Protection Research Centre, Institute of Agricultural Resources and Economics and Institute of Horticulture covers agricultural, forestry and food research and innovation transfer. Encourage bioeconomy sectors and cross-sectoral development by developing and implementing innovative approaches. Efficient and sustainable use of natural resources in order to develop the economy with high added value, promoting exports and employment.


Ministry of Agriculture


Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

Republic of Estonia

Ministry of Rural Affairs


Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development


Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic
The Ministry, as a central state administration body, has responsibility for the
development and implementation of state policy on agriculture, food, forestry,
wood processing, hunting and aquaculture, and performs specific cross-sectional
and sectoral functions.

Main task areas related to RDI and the bioeconomy:

Sustainable land management;
Effective utilisation of biomass from soil, plant, forest and animal production;
Added value of agricultural and food production;
Waste management and the circular economy.
The Ministry, through its two research institutions – the National
Agricultural and Food Centre (NPPC) and the National Forest Centre (NLC) –
covers agricultural, food and forestry research, innovation and knowledge
transfer. NPPC and NLC are engaged in comprehensive research and gathering of
knowledge on the sustainable use and protection of natural resources in the
areas of plant and animal production, food production, soil management,
grassland and mountain agriculture, agroecology and agro-food economy, and also
on research and advisory services oriented towards sustainable forest management
and its implementation in practice.


The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food of Slovenia performs tasks in the field of agriculture, rural development, food, plant protection, veterinary and zootechnics, forestry, hunting, fisheries and aquaculture, food and feed quality and safety. A special focus of the ministry is also research, development and innovation (R&D&I) in the above mentioned fields – in this regard the ministry cooperates in European R&D&I programmes and supports projects on the national and international, mostly European level.

Topics from the field of bioeconomy are addressed in the Resolution on Strategic Guidelines for the Development of the Slovenian Agriculture and Food Industry by 2020 – "Ensuring the Food for Tomorrow" (2011) and in the strategy on implementing the resolution (2014), in the Slovenian Framework Programme for the Transition to a Green Economy (2015), in the Slovenia's Development Strategy 2030 (2017), in the Slovenian Strategy on Smart Specialisation (2017) and in the Roadmap towards a Circular Economy in Slovenia (2018).