Pekka Pesonen appointed Permanent Secretary in Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

25.1.2024 13.36
Today, on 25 January 2024, the Government has appointed M.Sc. (agriculture and forestry) Pekka Pesonen to the post of Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry for the period from 1 February 2024 to 31 January 2029. The term of the current Permanent Secretary Jaana Husu-Kallio ends on 31 January 2024.

Provisional agreement reached on EU carbon removal certification framework

22.2.2024 15.02
Rypsipelto Vantaalla, taustalla kerrostaloja, toimistoja ja voimalinjoja
During the negotiations on the carbon removal certification framework regulation of the European Union, a provisional political agreement was reached on the night between Monday and Tuesday. The regulation also provides support for the promotion of activities related to the domestic carbon market.

Construction of new experimental cowshed of Natural Resources Institute Finland in Jokioinen progresses

1.2.2024 13.17
The Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) will replace the experimental cowshed in Minkiö, Jokioinen with a new one. The planning of the project and competitive tendering and planning the implementation of the construction work will be carried out during 2024. The construction of the new cowshed will take place in 2025 and the aim is to take it into use by the end of the year. 

Export permit to South Africa for Finnish pork

26.1.2024 13.35
South Africa has approved the import of unheated frozen pork from Finland to its market.

Minister Essayah to attend Agriculture Ministers’ Conference in Berlin

19.1.2024 14.02
On 20 January, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Sari Essayah will attend the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture of political decision-makers, organised by Germany in Berlin.

Finland's chairmanship of Barents Forest Sector culminated in Barents Forest Forum in Rovaniemi

5.10.2023 14.00
The Barents Forest Forum, held on 4–5 October 2023, discussed sustainable forestry in the northern areas of Finland, Sweden and Norway. The Forum concluded Finland's two-year chairmanship of the Forest Sector.

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Rural Development Programme

Rural Development Programme is a tool for making the Finnish countryside a better place to live in.

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Cadastral system and surveying

The cadastral register and the title and mortgage register are maintained through land survey operations and registration decisions.

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National Forest Strategy

Finland’s National Forest Strategy specifies the main objectives for forest-based business and activities until 2035.

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Ministry

Ministry

Ministry

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry steers the policy on sustainable use of natural resources. Legislative work is carried out as part of the Finnish Government and the EU institutions and decision-making.

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Administrative sector

Administrative sector

The administrative sector touches upon the everyday life of the Finns in various ways, in both work and leisure. The objective of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is to create and maintain the preconditions for sustainable and diversified use of renewable natural resources. The Ministry steers both the use of natural resources and research in the sector.

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Minister

Sari Essayah
Sari Essayah
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry