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Teravili põllul
04.08.2014|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Estonia submitted proposals on application of direct payments to the European Commission

On Friday, national choices on application of direct payments paid under the EU Common Agricultural Policy were submitted to the European Commission by Estonia. The supports are targeted at active farmers and agricultural sectors which undergo certain difficulties, a separate support will be...
Baltic ministers of agriculture
31.07.2014|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Ministers of Agriculture and Heads of Veterinary Boards of the Baltic States discussed urgent measures to prevent the spread of African swine fever

In Vilnius today, Minister of Agriculture Ivari Padar had an extraordinary meeting with Ministers of Agriculture of Latvia and Lithuania, a representative of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Poland and with Heads of Veterinary Boards to find solutions for the prevention of the...
Director General of the Veterinary and Food Board Ago Pärtel
11.06.2014|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Estonian delegation met the representatives of Chinese food inspection

Today, Estonian delegation met Bi Kexin, Deputy Head of Chinese Food Safety Agency to discuss the export of Estonian agricultural products to the People’s Republic of China. „Export of Estonian  food products to China is becoming a serious subject,“ Director General of the Veterinary and Food...
Photo: Timo Anis
06.06.2014|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Report: more than 7000 projects have been selected for the promotion of local life

Under the LEADER-measure, local action groups have selected more than 7000 projects to be financed and most of those projects have been carried out by non-governmental organisations as becomes evident from the Estonian Rural Development Plan 2007–2013 monitoring report.   By now, the...
Seto Talumuuseum
05.06.2014|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Report: diversification of rural enterprise helped create 860 new jobs

From the RDP 2007–2013 monitoring report it becomes evident that with the help of the measures directed at the diversification of rural enterprise and the improvement of life quality about 860 new jobs will be created in rural areas.    „Diversification of economic activities in rural...
Agri-environmental supports balance the effects of intensive agriculture on the environment
05.06.2014|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Report: agri-environmental supports balance the effects of intensive agriculture on the environment

From the report it becomes evident that under the Estonian Rural Development Plan 2007–2013, more than  334 million euros of supports targeted at environmental protection have been awarded up to now. The results indicate the reduction of water pollution risk and favourable impact on biological...
Work in progress at the elevator of Wiru Vili
05.06.2014|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Report: 696 million euros are invested into the competitiveness of Estonian agriculture with the help of supports

From the report it becomes evident that by now  under the Rural Development Plan 2007–2013 378 million euros of support have been awarded through the measures foreseen for the development of the competitiveness of Estonian agriculture and forestry and the sector’s people. Overall 696...
Estonian RDP 2007-2013 logo
05.06.2014|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Rural Development Plan 2007–2013 supported the realization of 23 000 investment projects

Within 2007–2013,  23 000 investment projects have been carried out in Estonian agriculture, food industry and other rural enterprise. Last year, rural development support payments totalled 162 million euros as becomes evident from the Estonian Rural Development Plan 2007–2013 (RDP) monitoring...
A glass of milk
05.06.2014|Ministry of Rural Affairs

First quarter successful for the dairy sector

During the first quarter of this year, compared with the same period of the previous year, milk production increased by 10%. Both the number and productivity of cows have gone up as becomes evident from the overview of the first quarter in the sector of agriculture.   In a year, purchase of...
Minister of Agriculture Ivari Padar
04.06.2014|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Estonia helps Ukraine to adapt to the EU agricultural requirements

Today, Minister of Agriculture Ivari Padar met the Minister of Agriculture of Ukraine Igor Shvaika to sign the action plan for strengthening cooperation in the sector of agriculture. Estonia helps Ukraine to adapt to the EU common agricultural policy.    „In the sector of agriculture,...

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