Republic of Cyprus
Department of Agriculture

District Agricultural Office Famagusta



Activities of the Famagusta Agricultural District Office's





    The Famagusta District Agricultural Office, whose physical location is Famagusta, is temporarily located in Paralimni, cause of Turkish occupation
    The office covers’ the needs of the people involved in the agriculture industry of the free from occupation area of Famagusta, including the municipalities of Paralimni Dherynia, Ayia Napa, Sotira and the Communities of Phrenaros, Avgorou, Achnas and Acheritou.
    The office is located in Sotiras Street 71, 5286 Paralimni

    Services provided to the District Agricultural Office Famagusta
    1. Guidance and training of farmers' in individual level, organized informative meetings, preparing educational programs in systematic basis, printed material or enlightening by the media on issues relating to:
    i) cultivation practices, ii) implementing new production methods, iii) improve productivity and competitiveness of agricultural holdings, iv) implement measures to protect and improve the environment, v) restructuring of the crop produce quality and safe agricultural products. vi) water use and crop nutrition vii) animal management /nutrition.
    2. Update on rural issues:
    i) promotion of government development projects in agriculture and livestock, ii) the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013, iii) Legislation resulting from the application of the acquis communautaire, iv) Cross Compliance (Update, implementation and enforcement), v) possibilities and prospects for action in the areas of primary production or processing of agricultural animal products.
    3. Crop protection
    4.Soil and Water Use: i)Promote the use of improved irrigation systems and supervising installation and operation, ii) crop nutrition iii) Irrigation programmes iv) Hydroponic systems
    5. Control Program for the sensitive Nitrification Areas
    6.Implementation and Control Plans aid in the agriculture-based Legislation:
    i) Rural Development Programme 2007-2013, ii) Agricultural Policy of the EAC
    7. Control, monitoring populations and control of rodents (rat)
    8. Control and monitoring insect populations
    9. Annual surveys for crop and livestock sectors/continuous register data update
    10. Supervision of operation and management of livestock areas
    11. Fulfilling work assigned by other government departments or semi-governmental Organizations
    12. Cooperation with Agricultural Organizations, Local Authorities, Organizations / groups or organized groups for the farmers benefit
    13. Estimates of damage to crops and agriculture buildings from extreme weather condition and fire that are not covered by insurance plans from Agriculture Insurance Organization
    14. Certified Cereal Seed
    15. Organizing and training country women for occupational reason (rural industries, rural tourism). Run issues that promote health, nutrition, consumer’s education, home food preservation, home handicraft etc. (covers all districts in Cyprus)


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