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25.01.2016|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Estonia at the Green Week 2016 in Berlin

In 2014, as the International Green Week partner country, Estonia's stand comprised 455 m2 of the exhibition area. This year, the country's stand was many times smaller, but still hosted several ministerial meetings and offered a large variety of intriguing new and traditional Estonian food...
Estonia's pavilion at EXPO 2015.
26.11.2015|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Estonian food enchanted EXPO visitors with its authenticity

Estonian pure and simple, exciting and novel tastes were so attractive to EXPO visitors that the first interested people have already arrived in Estonia to visit the producers of the food tasted in Italy. Estonia attracted with rye, handmade beer and slow-roasted meat meals. At EXPO, the story of...
A sign showing the new name on the Ministry of Rural Affairs' main building
02.09.2015|Ministry of Rural Affairs

The Ministry of Agriculture became the Ministry of Rural Affairs

Since 1 September 2015, the Ministry of Agriculture continues to work as the Ministry of Rural Affairs. „In addition to agriculture, fisheries and food safety, the Ministry of Agriculture has always been engaged in the problems of rural life. With the reorganisation of the Ministry into the...
avatud talud
17.07.2015|Ministry of Rural Affairs

First national Open Farm Day takes place today

The first national Open Farm Day will take place today, 19 July, with approximately 150 farms and agricultural companies opening their doors to visitors. This is the biggest event for the promotion of rural life and agriculture ever held in Estonia. The Minister of Rural Affairs, Urmas Kruuse, will...
 About 150 Estonian farms and agricultural holdings from the biggest dairy plant to Estonia’s first domestic cider producer will open their doors to visitors.
16.07.2015|Ministry of Rural Affairs

This Sunday: Estonia’s First National Open Farm Day

On Sunday, July 19th, the first national Open Farm Day will take place in Estonia. About 150 Estonian farms and agricultural holdings from the biggest dairy plant to Estonia’s first domestic cider producer will open their doors to visitors. Minister of Rural Affairs Mr Urmas Kruuse: "Domestic food...
Farmholder family with various animals.
16.06.2015|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Open Farm Day participants marked on a map

As of today, a web map shows all the farms and agricultural holdings participating in Estonia's first national Open Farm Day taking place on 19 July. Altogether around 150 participants will open their doors to the public in the middle of July. “Starting from today, visitors can view all the farms...
The yellow-colored facade of the main building of Estonia's Ministry of Agriculture
15.06.2015|Ministry of Rural Affairs

OECD Farm Level Analysis Network met in Tallinn on 4–5 June

On 4–5 June 2015, the members of the OECD Farm Level Analysis Network met in Tallinn, to discuss how to improve the quality and relevance of policy analysis applied to agricultural sector through the use of micro-level data, recognising the increasing need for good microdata and related analytical...
A glass of milk on a table.
27.03.2015|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Fine for exceeding milk quota can be paid in three years

Minister of Agriculture Ivari Padar signed a Regulation providing that milk producers can pay the EU quota exceeding fine in three years. In the EU, milk production limitation by quotas will terminate on 31 March this year.  „Data of 11 months of the quota year 2014/2015 indicate that Estonia...
A small boy sitting under a huge rhubarb stem
20.03.2015|Ministry of Rural Affairs

The first national Open Farm Day is to take place in Estonia this summer

On July 19th, 2015 the first national Open Farm Day is to take place, where more than 100 farms and agricultural producers across Estonia are open to receive visitors. Farms interested in participating can sign up until the end of May. “One has to drive to the countryside for proper food and that...
Minister of Agriculture Ivari Padar
23.10.2014|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Minister Ivari Padar met with the new ambassador of Poland

On 22 October, Minister Ivari Padar was paid a visit by the new Ambassador of Poland, H. E. Mr Robert Filipczak. The items of common interest were discussed: how to promote our region and products and to develop cooperation with partners in the region and in the Eastern countries – Agroforum Mare...

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