About Union

Farmers’ Parliament (ZSA) is the most influential and constructive non-governmental organization of agricultural and horticultural produce producers in Latvia. The ZSA was founded in 1999, uniting 134 strong and far-sighted farms with a common goal – to fight for the interests of Latvian farmers and to strengthen the competitiveness of Latvian farmers. Currently, the union brings together around 800 purposeful members representing all agricultural sectors.

We work to give you voice, protect your lifestyle in the countryside of Latvia now and in the future. The aim of the organization is to support Latvian agriculture and horticulture by promoting stable and sustainable growth for Latvian farmers!

The main work of the ZSA is representation of interests of Latvian farmers, involvement in the legislative process at the level of national and European Union (EU). We explain and help implement the latest laws, regulations and EU regulations in farms. The union regularly organizes seminars and conferences about the latest and most up-to-date information on the various agricultural sectors.

Our board and members regularly participate in interviews, TV and radio broadcasts, expressing their views on hot topics in the agricultural sector. We also cooperate with other NGOs and institutions.
Our work has paid off – ZSA members in Latvia manage over 662,000 ha of available agricultural land, and each year these areas grow. There are more than 6,000 jobs in the member farms for the local population. So we represent not only our members, but we also protect families that are maintained by our farm workers.

Agriculture is the strongest sector in Latvia and we can be proud of being the leading NGO in this sector!

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Board

Board of Farmers’ Parliament is an executive body, consisting of nine farmers, including the Chair and two vice chairs. The Board is elected every two years at the Congress of the Farmers’ Parliament. Each member of the Board is a regional representative. Their contact information can be found clicking on their profile. Meetings of the Board are held once a month, the meetings of the Open Board / Council meeting in two months.

Juris Lazdiņš

Chairman

Maira Dzelzkalēja-Burmistre

Vice-Chair

Juris Cīrulis

Vice-Chairman

Edīte Strazdiņa

Member of the Board

Kaspars Ādams

Member of the Board

Mareks Bērziņš

Member of the Board

Edgars Putra

Member of the Board

Mārtiņš Trons

Member of the Board

Arnolds Jātnieks

Member of the Board

Office

The Farmers’ Parliament office has 11 employees, each working in their sphere. We are like a wheel, working together to be able to roll.  Our doors are always wide open to hear out each of our members and to find answers to the problems that have arisen.

Full of ideas and the power to jump inside new things, we are always eager to see our members and guests!

Maira Dzelzkalēja-Burmistre

Vice-Chair

Raimonds Jakovickis

Livestock advisor

Iveta Grudovska

Agriculture advisor

Zanda Melnalksne

Office Manager

Dace Freimute

Office Administrator

Inga Bērziņa

Project Manager

Valters Zelčs

Foreign Policy advisor

Mārtiņš Trons

Agricultural policy advisor

Līga Krūklīte

Financial Manager

Līva Norkārkle

Public Relation specialist