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A person holding a handful of soil.
28.09.2017|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Three square kilometres of soil destroyed every day in Europe

The global population growth, an increasing demand for food, and the competition for land-use are all putting soils under immense pressure. We love to talk about the protection of the environment, animals, or trees but we usually don’t think about soils in the same way. However, soils are one of...
: The participants of the conference met with Estonian minister of rural affairs Tarmo Tamm on the local food fair in Olustvere.
25.09.2017|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Future workers in agriculture and rural economics need to be innovative

As a part of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, EUROPEA International held a conference titled “From Rural to Digital” on 21-24 September in Tartu, with representatives of vocational education and training institutions for agriculture and rural economics from 20 countries...
Grain harvest.
22.09.2017|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Future of vocational education in agriculture and rural economics discussed in Tartu

As a part of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, EUROPEA International will hold a conference titled “From Rural to Digital” on 21–24 September in Tartu, with representatives of vocational education and training institutions for agriculture and rural economics from 20...
Minister Tarmo Tamm at AGRIFISH.
05.09.2017|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Future Common Agricultural Policy needs to offer farmers crisis preparation tools

European Union ministers for agriculture and fisheries met today, 5 September, to discuss risk management measures in the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) during the informal meeting in the Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel). The ministers came to the conclusion that the current CAP is not...
Blueberries.
05.09.2017|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Highlight event of pan-European organic farming has started in Tallinn

High-level presenters and nearly 200 participants involved with organic farming have gathered to Tallinn to attend the 11th European Organic Congress of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), held at Hotel Euroopa on 5.-6. September on the topic “Transforming food...
Logo of the development plan "Estonian food 2015–2020"
21.08.2017|Ministry of Rural Affairs

September is Estonian Food Month

In September, the Estonian Food Month will be held for the third time and will comprise of over 30 events and festivals dedicated to Estonian cuisine. “In September, the Estonian fields have the highest yield and the forests are full of bounty. The freshness and diversity of the produce means we...
Open Farm Day graphics.
24.07.2017|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Open Farm Day set a new visitation record

During the third Open Farm Day held across Estonia, 280 farms and agricultural producers were visited more than 120 000 times. “All the farms that opened their doors deserve a huge acknowledgement and a big thank you, because you are helping carry the Estonian rural life forward,” the Minister of...
Minister of Rural Affairs Tarmo Tamm at the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Parliament.
12.07.2017|Ministry of Rural Affairs

The presentation of Minister of Rural Affairs of Estonia Tamm created a lively discussion among the Members of the European Parliament

On 11 July, Minister of Rural Affairs of Estonia Tarmo Tamm introduced the agricultural priorities of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Parliament and answered numerous questions. “Taking into account...
Minister of Rural Affairs Tarmo Tamm.
11.07.2017|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Today, Minister of Rural Affairs Tarmo Tamm will introduce the priorities of the Estonian Presidency to the European Parliament

Minister of Rural Affairs of the Republic of Estonia Tarmo Tamm will be in Brussels today, where he will introduce the priorities of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the field of agriculture to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development of the European...
Minister of Rural Affairs Tarmo Tamm.
08.07.2017|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Tarmo Tamm: digital solutions in agriculture make it easier for farmers to use resources more efficiently

On 7 July, Minister of Rural Affairs of the Republic of Estonia Tarmo Tamm took part in a conference in Brussels called “Have Your Say”, where the findings of the public consultation on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union were introduced. The Minister also took part...

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