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17.04.2020|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Supplementary budget to boost rural economy with 200 million euros

The adoption of the supplementary budget at the Estonian Parliament gave a green light to direct 200 million euros to the agriculture, food, fisheries, forestry and other rural enterprise sectors to alleviate the impact of the coronavirus crisis to businesses and ensure the preservation of the...
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17.04.2020|Ministry of Rural Affairs

RDF Supervisory Board approves support measure conditions for rural enterprises struggling due to the coronavirus

The Supervisory Board of the Rural Development Foundation of Estonia (RDF) approved the conditions for financial measures aimed towards rural enterprises currently struggling as a result of the coronavirus. These measures will help to alleviate the economic difficulties of bioeconomy businesses and...
27.02.2020|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Agriculture ministers sign joint declaration in Warsaw

During a meeting on 24 February, eight EU Ministers of Agriculture signed a joint declaration regarding the Common Agricultural Policy and the funding of direct payments. „EU farmers work in a common market and ambitious climate and environmental objectives are set on them, which is why we need to...
07.02.2020|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Minister Aller takes part of International Green Week and signs cooperation agreement with Moldova

The Minister of Rural Affairs of Estonia, Mr Arvo Aller, took part of the International Green Week (Internationale Grüne Woche) fair in Berlin, which is the world’s largest agriculture and food fair. „I am pleased to be Estonia’s ambassador to the largest agriculture and food fair in the world and...
A smiling boy holding a raspberry.
13.11.2019|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Environment and innovation need to be taken into account in agriculture

On 13 November, the conference “Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Life: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” was held in Tallinn, Estonia. The conference stressed the importance of the agriculture and fisheries development plan in establishing a common goal, as well as the need to deal with environmental...
Minister of Rural Affairs Mart Järvik at the Scandic Foods Asia reception.
12.11.2019|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Minister Järvik introduces Estonian food in China

Minister of Rural Affairs Mart Järvik visited China on 4-8 November to take part of the Second China International Import Expo and meet with the Vice Minister of the General Administration of Customs of China (GACC). “I have met with the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China several...
Minister of Rural Affairs Mart Järvik (left), together with his colleagues from Latvia, Lithuania and Poland
01.11.2019|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Baltic and Polish ministers sign common statement

During a meeting in Tartu on 31 October, Minister of Rural Affairs Mart Järvik, together with his colleagues from Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, signed a common statement on the liming of acid soils. Additional measures need to be adopted in agriculture to implement the ambitious climate objectives...
04.10.2019|Ministry of Rural Affairs

2nd China-Estonia agricultural cooperation working group was held in Tallinn on 24 September

A second Estonia-China agricultural cooperation working group meeting was held on 24 September 2019. The working group discussed the opportunities for enhancing cooperation in agricultural trade, as well as in research and technology between universities and institutes. The meeting was chaired by...
Minister of Rural Affairs Mart Järvik delivering his speech in South Korea.
25.09.2019|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Minister Järvik introduced Estonia’s digital solutions for agriculture in South Korea

Minister of Rural Affairs Mart Järvik participated at the 12th OECD Rural Development Conference “Delivering Well-Being” on 25-28 September, organised in Seoul by the OECD and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs of South Korea. In his presentation at the conference, Minister Järvik...
Polish, Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian ministers of agriculture signing the joint declaration.
06.09.2019|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Baltic States and Poland sign joint declaration

During a meeting of the Ministers of Agriculture of the Baltic States and Poland, organised as part of the XVII International Dairy Forum in Serock, Minister of Rural Affairs Mart Järvik signed a joint declaration on 5 September on the future of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy. „It is...

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