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11.12.2013|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Fresh from the press: Statistics on Estonian rural life, agriculture and fisheries for 2007-2012

The Ministry of Agriculture this week issued Food, Agriculture, Rural Life, Fisheries 2013 - a statistical publication that provides important data on Estonian food industry, agriculture, rural life and fisheries.   The brochure provides statistics concerning food production, agricultural...
22.11.2013|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Growing importance of Finland in the export of Estonian agricultural products

In 2012, among Estonian agricultural products target export countries Finland  occupied the first place for the first time. During the first nine months of this year, 18,1 % of Estonian export of agricultural products went to Finland.      "Over the years, Finland has been an...
19.11.2013|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Minister Helir-Valdor Seeder interested in Israel's dairy sector

Helir-Valdor Seeder, the minister of agriculture of Estonia, visited Israel on November 11-15. The Estonian minister met with Yair Shamir, Israel’s minister of agriculture and rural life. The centre of Mr Seeder’s main interest was Israel’s dairy sector. Israel has the world top level milk...
06.11.2013|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Second Agroforum Balticum to take place in Tartu in April 2014

06.11.2013   The second international discussion forum Agroforum Balticum will take place in Tartu, Estonia in April 23, 2014. This time, the main topics of discussion will involve free trade and fair trade in agriculture.   The Agroforum brings together many leading figures and...
05.08.2013|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Minister Helir-Valdor Seeder visited Schleswig-Holstein to further agricultural trade relations

05.08.2013   Estonia’s Minister of Agriculture Helir-Valdor Seeder and Mr Ruve Šank, Head of the Foreign Affairs Department, visited the German Federal State Schleswig-Holstein from 12 to 14 July 2013. The visit took place by an invitation of the Minister for Agriculture of Schleswig-...
15.07.2013|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Estonia set to participate in the international "PeaceBread" project in 2014

On 9 November 2014, the world celebrates the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The PeaceBread Initiative seeks to demonstrate the connections between peace-keeping and the role of agriculture in people’s well-being.   Under the patronage of Ilse Aigner, the German Federal...
10.07.2013|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Minister Seeder visited Saxony to discuss agricultural marketing

In January 2013, Helir-Valdor Seeder, the Minister of Agriculture, visited Saxony and met Frank Kupfer, the State Minister of the Environment and Agriculture, in Dresden.    The main aim of the visit was to find out more about the co-operative forms of milk processing and direct sales...
22.04.2013|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Agroforum Balticum 2013

On 18–19 April 2013, an international discussion forum Agroforum Balticum – Food and Agricultural Potential of the European Region, organised by the Estonian University of Life Sciences and the Saint Petersburg State Agrarian University in cooperation with the Estonian Ministry of Agriculture and...
22.11.2012|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Minister of Agriculture: competitive agriculture is the best food security guarantee

22.11.2012   Addressing the Parliament of Estonia, Helir-Valdor Seeder, the Minister of Agriculture, told that Estonia must ask itself where is the balance between industrial production and traditional family farms and how to maintain food production and the more purposeful use of land...
25.06.2012|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Estonia and Georgia Signed a Cooperation Programme

25.06.2012   On 20 June, Mr. Peeter Seestrand, Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Agriculture of Estonia,  and Mr. Konstantine Kobaxidze, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Georgia, signed a bilateral cooperation programme for the period 2012–2014.   The programme...