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04.01.2019|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Estonians get 2nd prize at Big Data for Bees hackathon

On 14-15 December 2018, four Estonians participated at the “Big Data for Bees” hackathon in the Netherlands organised by FarmHack. The participation followed the “Tech for Agriculture” hackathon in June, organised in Tallinn by Garage48 with the support of the Netherlands, which saw five Dutch...
Illustration: industrial grain houses.
21.12.2018|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Estonian agriculture cooperatives featured in Dutch journal

Estonian agriculture cooperatives featured in 15 December 2018 issue of the Dutch agricultural journal Nieuwe Oogst (New Harvest) written by Bert Hartman. The article focused on Estonia’s use of cooperatives as a way for producers to work together and further their own enterprises. Toomas Kevvai,...
Minister of Rural Affairs Tarmo Tamm visiting China.
15.11.2018|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Estonia increasing its presence in China

Estonia took part of the China International Import Expo on 3-8 November 2018. The official delegation was headed by Minister of Rural Affairs Tarmo Tamm, who met with Minister of Agriculture of China, Mr Han Changfu, the leaders of the General Administration of Customs and local entrepreneurs, as...
Recipients of the ministry's silver and gold decorations.
12.11.2018|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Ministry of Rural Affairs celebrates 100th anniversary

Today, on 12 November, the Ministry of Rural Affairs of Estonia celebrates its 100th anniversary. To mark this special occasion, the Ministry of Rural Affairs held a special celebratory event on 2 November at the Estonian National Museum in Tartu. All current and former ministers, officials and...
Peacebread conference.
05.10.2018|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Peace Bread conference: cooperation fosters development

V Peace Bread conference held in Estonia and Latvia on 26-28 September 2018 with the main topic of the conference being multilateral cooperation. This year’s Peace Bread conference was hosted by the Ministry of Rural Affairs of Estonia and the Ministry of Agriculture of Latvia in Sangaste, Estonia...
25.07.2018|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Fourth Estonian Open Farm day was a huge success

On 22nd of July 2018, the fourth Estonian Open Farm Day was organised with more than 160 000 visits to local farms, agricultural producers and rural enterprises. The previous year’s record was surpassed by 40 000 visits. Minister of Rural Affairs of Estonia, Tarmo Tamm, noted that the popularity...
Ministers Tarmo Tamm and Han Changfu shaking hands.
17.07.2018|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Estonia paving the way for the Chinese market

On 7 July 2018, the Minister of Rural Affairs of Estonia, Tarmo Tamm, together with the Prime Minister of Estonia, Jüri Ratas, took part in the meeting of government leaders of Central and Eastern European countries (CEEC) and China and the high-level economic forum in Sofia, where Minister Tamm...
Flags of the member states of the European Union.
13.07.2018|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Baltic Ministers of Agriculture: unequal competition must be stopped

Ministers of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will present a joint letter to Phil Hogan, Commissioner of Agriculture and Rural Development, expressing their positions on the proposals for the new multiannual financial framework (MFF) and the Common Agricultural Policy...
Hackaton poster.
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...
Hackaton banner.
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...