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13.11.2019|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Environment and innovation need to be taken into account in agriculture

On 13 November, the conference “Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Life: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” was held in Tallinn, Estonia. The conference stressed the importance of the agriculture and fisheries development plan in establishing a common goal, as well as the need to deal with environmental...
Minister of Rural Affairs Mart Järvik at the Scandic Foods Asia reception.
12.11.2019|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Minister Järvik introduces Estonian food in China

Minister of Rural Affairs Mart Järvik visited China on 4-8 November to take part of the Second China International Import Expo and meet with the Vice Minister of the General Administration of Customs of China (GACC). “I have met with the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China several...
Minister of Rural Affairs Mart Järvik (left), together with his colleagues from Latvia, Lithuania and Poland
01.11.2019|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Baltic and Polish ministers sign common statement

During a meeting in Tartu on 31 October, Minister of Rural Affairs Mart Järvik, together with his colleagues from Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, signed a common statement on the liming of acid soils. Additional measures need to be adopted in agriculture to implement the ambitious climate objectives...
04.10.2019|Ministry of Rural Affairs

2nd China-Estonia agricultural cooperation working group was held in Tallinn on 24 September

A second Estonia-China agricultural cooperation working group meeting was held on 24 September 2019. The working group discussed the opportunities for enhancing cooperation in agricultural trade, as well as in research and technology between universities and institutes. The meeting was chaired by...
Minister of Rural Affairs Mart Järvik delivering his speech in South Korea.
25.09.2019|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Minister Järvik introduced Estonia’s digital solutions for agriculture in South Korea

Minister of Rural Affairs Mart Järvik participated at the 12th OECD Rural Development Conference “Delivering Well-Being” on 25-28 September, organised in Seoul by the OECD and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs of South Korea. In his presentation at the conference, Minister Järvik...
Polish, Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian ministers of agriculture signing the joint declaration.
06.09.2019|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Baltic States and Poland sign joint declaration

During a meeting of the Ministers of Agriculture of the Baltic States and Poland, organised as part of the XVII International Dairy Forum in Serock, Minister of Rural Affairs Mart Järvik signed a joint declaration on 5 September on the future of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy. „It is...
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26.06.2019|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Over 300 farms will participate at the Estonian Open Farm Day

The fifth Estonian Open Farm Day will be held on 21 July and, currently, 302 farms have announced their participation. Last year, 296 farms participated at the Open Farm Day. This year, Harjumaa (45) has the largest number of participating farms, but there will be a number of farms open in other...
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24.05.2019|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Minister Järvik discusses digital developments and visits SIAL fair in China

Minister of Rural Affairs Mart Järvik visited China on 15-18 May to take part of the CEEC-China Meeting for Ministers of Agriculture to discuss the topic of digitalisation, as well as to participate at the international food fair SIAL China and meet with the Minister of Agriculture and Rural...
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22.05.2019|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Eastern Partnership countries discuss organic farming development

The Eastern Partnership Panel on Organic Agriculture was held on 25-26 April in Tartu, Estonia. The VII Eastern Partnership Panel was organised by the European Commission and hosted by the Ministry of Rural Affairs of Estonia. “The aim of the meeting is to exchange ideas on the development of...
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21.05.2019|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Agroecology in focus at international forum

23-25 April 2019 marked the occurrence of the VII International Agroforum Mare Balticum in Tartu, Estonia. The forum acts as a bridge between the East and West and offers a discussion platform for a different topic each year. The main concept for this year’s discussions was “Agroecology as a driver...

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