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26.06.2019|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Over 300 farms will participate at the Estonian Open Farm Day

The fifth Estonian Open Farm Day will be held on 21 July and, currently, 302 farms have announced their participation. Last year, 296 farms participated at the Open Farm Day. This year, Harjumaa (45) has the largest number of participating farms, but there will be a number of farms open in other...
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24.05.2019|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Minister Järvik discusses digital developments and visits SIAL fair in China

Minister of Rural Affairs Mart Järvik visited China on 15-18 May to take part of the CEEC-China Meeting for Ministers of Agriculture to discuss the topic of digitalisation, as well as to participate at the international food fair SIAL China and meet with the Minister of Agriculture and Rural...
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22.05.2019|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Eastern Partnership countries discuss organic farming development

The Eastern Partnership Panel on Organic Agriculture was held on 25-26 April in Tartu, Estonia. The VII Eastern Partnership Panel was organised by the European Commission and hosted by the Ministry of Rural Affairs of Estonia. “The aim of the meeting is to exchange ideas on the development of...
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21.05.2019|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Agroecology in focus at international forum

23-25 April 2019 marked the occurrence of the VII International Agroforum Mare Balticum in Tartu, Estonia. The forum acts as a bridge between the East and West and offers a discussion platform for a different topic each year. The main concept for this year’s discussions was “Agroecology as a driver...
Minister of Rural Affairs of Estonia Tarmo Tamm and Minister of the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China Ni Yuefeng. Photo: Maaeluministeerium.
16.04.2019|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Chinese market soon open for Estonian fish products

Minister of Rural Affairs of Estonia, Tarmo Tamm, signed the salmonid protocol with the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) in Dubrovnik on 12 April 2019, which is an important step to opening the Chinese market for Estonian fish products. A sprat and Baltic...
Illustration: Estonian food at Grüne Woche 2019
23.01.2019|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Estonia taking part of the International Green Week fair

On 17-19 January, the Minister of Rural Affairs of Estonia, Tarmo Tamm, took part of the International Green Week (Internationale Grüne Woche) fair in Berlin, which is the world’s largest agriculture and food fair. Estonia has continuously taken part of the Green Week fair for the past 26 years. “...
Illustration: Estonian food at Grüne Woche 2019 fair.
21.01.2019|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Baltic Sea Food project presented at International Green Week 2019 fair

On 19 January 2019, the „Baltic Sea Food“ project was introduced to media and visitors at the International Green Week (Internationale Grüne Woche) fair in Berlin. Ten partner countries from around the Baltic Sea presented a variety of local food and drink products from their region. The products...
04.01.2019|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Estonians get 2nd prize at Big Data for Bees hackathon

On 14-15 December 2018, four Estonians participated at the “Big Data for Bees” hackathon in the Netherlands organised by FarmHack. The participation followed the “Tech for Agriculture” hackathon in June, organised in Tallinn by Garage48 with the support of the Netherlands, which saw five Dutch...
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21.12.2018|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Estonian agriculture cooperatives featured in Dutch journal

Estonian agriculture cooperatives featured in 15 December 2018 issue of the Dutch agricultural journal Nieuwe Oogst (New Harvest) written by Bert Hartman. The article focused on Estonia’s use of cooperatives as a way for producers to work together and further their own enterprises. Toomas Kevvai,...
Minister of Rural Affairs Tarmo Tamm visiting China.
15.11.2018|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Estonia increasing its presence in China

Estonia took part of the China International Import Expo on 3-8 November 2018. The official delegation was headed by Minister of Rural Affairs Tarmo Tamm, who met with Minister of Agriculture of China, Mr Han Changfu, the leaders of the General Administration of Customs and local entrepreneurs, as...

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