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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...
Minister Ivari Padar
08.09.2014|Ministry of Rural Affairs

EU ministers of agriculture emphasized the need to take assistance measures

At the meeting of the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council held on September 5th in Brussels, ministers discussed the effects of the sanctions of Russia on the EU food sector. The ministers said that the situation was caused from outside the sector of agriculture and the food sector needed the EU...
Põllumajandusminister Ivari Padar surub kätt Euroopa Parlamendi presidendi Martin Schulziga
08.09.2014|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Padar: European Union stands together for our food producers

On the morning of 4 September in Brussels Minister of Agriculture Ivari Padar met President of the European Parliament  Martin Schulz to discuss the possibilities of the EU to help the food sector affected by the sanctions of Russia. The unity of the European Union was seen as the most...
Meeting with Estonian food sector
13.08.2014|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Padar: situation may become critical

At the extraordinary meeting with the food sector representatives held on 12 August 2014, Minister of Agriculture Ivari Padar and Minister of Foreign Trade and Entrepreneurship Anne Sulling discussed the current situation of Estonian agricultural producers and food industry as well as the...
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...