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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,...
Minister of Agriculture Ivari Padar
29.05.2014|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Padar: EU support set Estonian agriculture on its feet

Today, Minister of Agriculture Ivari Padar met more than 20 Moldovan journalists in Tallinn with a view to speak about the impact of the EU on the development of Estonian agriculture. Padar underlined that the EU support has set Estonian agriculture on feet and now increase in production can be...
Ministry of Agriculture
28.02.2014|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Meeting between the Ambassador of Greece to Estonia and the Minister of Agriculture

On 19 February 2014, H.E. Mr. Constantine Catsambis, the Ambassador of Greece to Estonia, paid a visit to Minister Helir-Valdor Seeder. The most important issues discussed were the following: The informal meeting of the ministers of agriculture and fisheries in Athens on 5–6 May 2014. The...
Highland catte - calf feeding
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...