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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...
20.05.2012|Ministry of Rural Affairs

The European Parliament is ready to support the harmonisation of direct support

10.05.2012   The European Parliament is ready to consider the suggestion by the Baltic States regarding the harmonisation of agricultural direct support and make a corresponding proposal in their June report.   Last night, the Ministers of Agriculture of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania...
19.04.2012|Ministry of Rural Affairs

The Minister of Agriculture is participating at the conference of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN (FAO)

19.04.2012   The Minister of Agriculture Helir-Valdor Seeder is participating today at the FAO Regional Conference for Europe in Baku and will give a speech there.   The conference will give an overview on the last session of the food security committee and its reform and discuss the...
22.02.2012|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Estonia Becomes the Donor for International Agricultural Assistance

22.02.2012   Estonia became the member of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) today, which gives us an opportunity to contribute to ensuring the stability of developing countries.   “The global relevance of agricultural assistance has increased significantly in...
31.01.2012|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Baltic States are planning joint steps to influence the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy

31.01.2012   Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania continue their discussions to specify common positions and tactical approach in the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union.   The Minister of Agriculture of Estonia Helir-Valdor Seeder met yesterday in Riga with his...
30.11.2011|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Latvia Supports Estonian Demands for the Harmonisation of Agricultural Support

30.11.2011   The Minister of Agriculture of Estonia Helir-Valdor Seeder met today with the Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture of Latvia who supported the Estonian demands for faster harmonisation of direct support.   I am very glad that we share the same positions with Latvia...

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