NATIONAL PAYING AGENCY OF LITHUANIA
The National Paying Agency of Lithuania (NMA) under the Ministry of Agriculture is the only accredited institution in Lithuania managing the measures of support for agriculture, rural development and fisheries. The Agency’s main tasks focus on national management and EU support for agriculture, rural development and fisheries as well as ensuring the control of their use.
The Agency also implements agricultural, rural development and fisheries support measures (included in situ checks), ensures the development of a system for the management of EU support for agriculture, rural development and fisheries, participates in the implementation an integrated management and control system, and additionally, introduces and implements a system for the management of EU Common Agricultural Policy measures.
In 2013, the Agency bestowed the European Knowledge Award for its exceptional efforts in training its employees and developing their proficiency. The Agency has established and certified Management Systems on Information Security ISO/IEC 27001:2005, Quality EN ISO 9001:2008 and Environmental Management EN ISO 14001:2005.