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30.10.2017|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Estonia got its first product with a geographical indication

The European Commission approved the application by the companies Estonian Spirit OÜ and Remedia AS to register “Estonian Vodka” as a protected geographical indication. With that, Estonia got its first product with a geographical indication. “Receiving the indication is a huge acknowledgement to...
19.10.2017|Ministry of Rural Affairs

International project focusing on food marketing opened in Pärnu

The opening seminar of the “Baltic Sea Food” project funded by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme is held on 19-20 October. The Ministry of Rural Affairs of Estonia is the lead partner of the project. The aim of the project is to work out a viable business model to help regional food networks...
Minister of Rural Affairs Tarmo Tamm (centre left) and President Kersti Kaljulaid.
06.10.2017|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Soil conference: soils in the EU not managed sustainably enough

The high-level conference “Soil for sustainable food production and ecosystem services” was held today, on 5 October at the Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel) as part of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU. During the conference, leading experts in the field stressed the role of...
Minister of Rural Affairs Tarmo Tamm.
05.10.2017|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Sustainable food production discussed at the soil conference

The high-level conference “Soil for sustainable food production and ecosystem services” is held today, on 5 October at the Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel) as part of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU. During the conference, leading experts in the field will be discussing issues...
Minister Tarmo Tamm speaking at the conference.
28.09.2017|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Minister Tamm in Brussels: We need innovative solutions that would make the EU the leader in science and agricultural technologies

Minister of Rural Affairs of Estonia Tarmo Tamm will take part of the high-level conference: “Modern Biotechnologies in Agriculture – Paving the way for responsible innovation,” held today, on 28 September. In his opening speech, the Minister stressed the need for innovative solutions and called...
A person holding a handful of soil.
28.09.2017|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Three square kilometres of soil destroyed every day in Europe

The global population growth, an increasing demand for food, and the competition for land-use are all putting soils under immense pressure. We love to talk about the protection of the environment, animals, or trees but we usually don’t think about soils in the same way. However, soils are one of...
: The participants of the conference met with Estonian minister of rural affairs Tarmo Tamm on the local food fair in Olustvere.
25.09.2017|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Future workers in agriculture and rural economics need to be innovative

As a part of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, EUROPEA International held a conference titled “From Rural to Digital” on 21-24 September in Tartu, with representatives of vocational education and training institutions for agriculture and rural economics from 20 countries...
Grain harvest.
22.09.2017|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Future of vocational education in agriculture and rural economics discussed in Tartu

As a part of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, EUROPEA International will hold a conference titled “From Rural to Digital” on 21–24 September in Tartu, with representatives of vocational education and training institutions for agriculture and rural economics from 20...
Minister Tarmo Tamm at AGRIFISH.
05.09.2017|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Future Common Agricultural Policy needs to offer farmers crisis preparation tools

European Union ministers for agriculture and fisheries met today, 5 September, to discuss risk management measures in the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) during the informal meeting in the Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel). The ministers came to the conclusion that the current CAP is not...
Blueberries.
05.09.2017|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Highlight event of pan-European organic farming has started in Tallinn

High-level presenters and nearly 200 participants involved with organic farming have gathered to Tallinn to attend the 11th European Organic Congress of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), held at Hotel Euroopa on 5.-6. September on the topic “Transforming food...

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