The European Commission's Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development is based in Brussels under the authority of Commissioner Phil HOGAN.
With a staff of about 1000 and led by Director-General Jerzy Bogdan PLEWA, it is responsible for the implementation of agriculture and rural development policy, the latter being managed in conjunction with the other DGs which deal with structural policies.
It is made up of 11 Directorates dealing with all aspects of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) including farm support, market measures, rural development policy, quality policy, financial and legal matters, analysis and evaluation as well as international relations relating to agriculture.
The mission of the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development is to promote the sustainable development of Europe's agriculture and to ensure the well-being of its rural areas.
The mission will be achieved through:
The Directorate-General commits itself to achieving high standards in implementing its objectives and policies, and will in particular: