Does your agricultural ministry still use paper for filing documents and submissions? How can technology help? The e-service support to farmers in Latvia is a good example of how technology can help in these situations.
The Electronic Application System (EAS) of the Rural Support Service of the Republic of Latvia was created to electronically submit different types of applications for EU and Latvia’s state support for agriculture, fisheries, forestry, rural areas development, fishermen and rural entrepreneurs.
The EAS system held in administration of the ministry and the implementation of European Union and state support policies in the various aspects of agriculture. The work flow tool make it easier for farmers to receive support, submit documents and enter all data.
The system has more than 30 services which are useful for farmers, fisherman, and foresters, but also for education institutions, local government and other stakeholders. In essence, the EAS saves time and keep farmers in their farms and not waste time on queues to submit paperwork. Watch a short video here
The Electronic Application System was voted the WSIS 2017 prize winner in the E-Agriculture category.
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