The Policy

AMA’s International Cooperation

As the institution responsible for the agriculture and environment of a small and mountainous country with valuable national
resources, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management supports the idea of an eco-friendly, multi-functional and sustainable agriculture.

Our policy approach has become a role model for many European countries, not only for EU Member States but also for many
countries who are working hard to set up the necessary administrative framework to join the EU one day. Our aim is to strongly
support these future member states in particular with technical support on an expert level.

The International Cooperation (IC-AMA) offers advice and support to candidate and potential candidate countries during their process of accession to the European Union.
AMA is a modern and efficient public administration with professional experience, responsible for the implementation of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) of the EU in Austria.
AMA’s International Cooperation as part of the "Central Services" offers all the expertise of the Austrian Agricultural and Rural Development administration, and also organizes a range of workshops, seminars, Twinning and knowledge exchange projects.
We encourage you to find out through this website the ways in which Austria can offer support to your country with respect to Agricultural and Rural Development administration.

Yours sincerely,
Günter Griesmayr
Director General of Agrarmarkt Austria, the Austrian Paying Agency for Agriculture and Rural Development