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LAD IT system (Lauku Atbalsta Dienests)

Rationale of use

The LAD IT system is recognised for its efficiency and effectiveness in managing agricultural data, which is crucial for the precise and timely implementation of CAP strategies. The LAD IT system has garnered multiple international accolades such as the "WSIS Prise 2017" and the "2015 United Nations Public Service Award". Its excellence and relevance have been recognised by global entities, underscoring its credibility in supporting rural developments.

Functioning

Working steps of the RSS information system: 1. Identification of needs/requirements and analysis of indicators for the needs of the RSS, Ministry of Agriculture, and evaluators. 2. Inclusion of the required information in the application/ reporting forms. 3. Farmers and beneficiaries enter the data in the Electronic Application System where logical controls and data existence controls are performed. 4. The data is managed in a structured way for most of indicators. 5. Creation of data classifiers in the database so data can be easily processed and analysed. 6. Data is transferred to the Oracle Business Intelligence data warehouse (OBI– tool used for reporting and data analysis) where it can be easily queried for the purpose of evaluation, reporting, or research in order to not overload the database with report requests.

Types of outputs

An IT system with around 650 users with over 80,000 external users for the EAS. The system currently has 17 sub-systems with various business system modules and more than 10 services for data exchange with external systems. The data warehouse can be accessed directly by 50 users including the RSS, Ministry of Agriculture, Institute of Agricultural Resources and Economics, evaluators, and others with more than 1000 different processes performed each day. Therefore, evaluators have information about applicants stored in other systems.

Relevant CAP objective

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Tool name

LAD IT system (Lauku Atbalsta Dienests)

Category

Monitoring and data collection tools

Subcategory

Compliance monitoring

MS

Latvia

Author or owner

Author: Ministry of Agriculture

Implemented by

Relevant tasks

CSP Monitoring: Evaluation
CSP Monitoring: Implementation

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