We manage the distribution of national support funds and payments of the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) in Finland. We act as a paying agency for the EU and engage in close cooperation with paying agencies in other countries and with the European Commission.

The EAGF funds support schemes that are funded by the EU in full or in part. The support provided by the EAFRD is always partially funded by the EU, which means that a national contribution is also required. Finland also has national support schemes.

Control operations within the EU are organised in accordance with regulations that are shared by the European Council and the European Commission and applied to all member states. In addition to the support schemes funded by the EU in full or in part, national support is also subject to control operations.

Shared regulation ensures that all member states maintain an adequate level of control, using unified methods and procedures. The Commission carries out annual audits of the member states' procedures and payments.