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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...
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...