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08.06.2018|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Digital developments in the agriculture sector simplify everyday work

Digitalisation and the use of e-solutions are one of the opportunities of creating additional growth potential for the agriculture sector and rural areas and developing the field. Experts from the Ministry of Rural Affairs of Estonia, Ingrid Vesmes, Head of the Food Hygiene Bureau, and Martin Kukk...
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05.06.2018|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Take part in the agriculture idea hackathon

The idea hackathon “Tech for Agriculture” held at the beginning of June is waiting for participants to generate new ideas for the development of agriculture. During the agriculture hackathon, teams will develop innovative solutions and prototypes in 48 hours that would make the agriculture sector...
Sunset on village road.
27.02.2018|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Forum for digital future of global agriculture

The international discussion platform Agroforum Mare Balticum will take place on 17-19 April 2018 in Tartu. The main topic for discussion will be “Digital Future of the Global Agriculture”. The forum will be a meeting and discussion point for experts from the EU, FAO, OECD, Eastern Partnership...
From left to right: Carla Boonstra, Heimar Lenk, Aivar Kokk, Ken Ash, Catherine Moreddu, Tarmo Tamm, Toomas Kevvai.
14.02.2018|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Estonian innovation capacity assessed by the OECD

A report by the OECD on Estonian innovation capacity was presented at the Rural Affairs Committee of the Parliament of Estonia on 13 February. “We are extremely proud that the OECD had decided to conduct an analysis on Estonia and that we are of interest,” Minister of Rural Affairs of Estonia,...
Mobile incinerator Hurikan 1000e.
24.01.2018|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Mobile incinerator sent from Estonia to Moldova

Moldova is beginning to develop its animal by-product processing capacity. As Moldova currently does not have a good alternative to the disposal of diseased animal material other than its burial, the mobile incinerator will be the first big step towards the implementation of more environmentally...
06.11.2017|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Minister Tamm in Brussels: innovation and knowledge dissemination help with sustainable food production and better use of soils

The Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting, chaired by Minister of Rural Affairs of Estonia Tarmo Tamm, was held on 6 November in Brussels. During the meeting, the Minister stressed that innovation and knowledge dissemination are what help with the sustainable production of food and the better...
06.11.2017|Ministry of Rural Affairs

EU agriculture ministers discuss the sustainability of soils

The Minister of Rural Affairs of Estonia, Tarmo Tamm, will take part in the Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting held today, on 6 November in Brussels. The minister will present the Presidency’s conclusions on the results of the soil conference held at the beginning of October. The high-level...
30.10.2017|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Estonia got its first product with a geographical indication

The European Commission approved the application by the companies Estonian Spirit OÜ and Remedia AS to register “Estonian Vodka” as a protected geographical indication. With that, Estonia got its first product with a geographical indication. “Receiving the indication is a huge acknowledgement to...
19.10.2017|Ministry of Rural Affairs

International project focusing on food marketing opened in Pärnu

The opening seminar of the “Baltic Sea Food” project funded by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme is held on 19-20 October. The Ministry of Rural Affairs of Estonia is the lead partner of the project. The aim of the project is to work out a viable business model to help regional food networks...
Minister of Rural Affairs Tarmo Tamm (centre left) and President Kersti Kaljulaid.
06.10.2017|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Soil conference: soils in the EU not managed sustainably enough

The high-level conference “Soil for sustainable food production and ecosystem services” was held today, on 5 October at the Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel) as part of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU. During the conference, leading experts in the field stressed the role of...

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