Permit to export Finnish pork products to South Africa

18.1.2023 14.26
South Africa has approved the import of Finnish heated pork products to its market. The export permit for heated pork products enables the export of products such as sausages and cold cuts made from pork. Export to South Africa can be started immediately.

National Forest Council adopts new National Forest Strategy

15.12.2022 13.35
On 14 December 2022, the National Forest Council adopted Finland’s new National Forest Strategy, which extends until 2035. The new National Forest Strategy is a growth strategy that seeks growth of both forests and business and, first of all, growing wellbeing both from forests and for forests.

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry involved in project to prepare for European forest partnership

24.11.2022 15.43
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry participates in a project on preparing for a European forest partnership to promote research cooperation in the forest sector. The four-year project ‘European Forest Research and Innovation Ecosystem’ EUFORE, implemented under the Horizon Europe Programme, will evaluate and outline the research, development and innovation needs in the forest sector and provide a platform for strengthening European cooperation. The work is led by the European Forest Institute (EFI).

Government proposal to ban salmon fishing in River Tenojoki to Parliament

17.11.2022 13.25
The government proposal to ban salmon fishing in the River Tenojoki (Tana) in 2023 was submitted to Parliament at the government plenary session on Thursday 17 November 2022. Salmon fishing in the River Tenojoki is to be prohibited in order to enable the recovery of the salmon stocks.

Instructions of Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry concerning seasonal workers no longer in force 

1.7.2022 10.06
The instructions of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry ‘Safe entry of seasonal primary production workers into Finland – instructions for employers’ are no longer applicable. However, the updated guidelines of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare on hygiene related to COVID-19 must be complied with.

See also

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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