Demolition of Virtaankoski hydropower plant opens River Tainionvirta to migratory fish in Lake Päijänne

30.11.2021 13.44
Under the migratory fish programme NOUSU led by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the State of Finland contributes to the restoration of the Virtaankoski Rapid in the River Tainionvirta that discharges into Päijänne, the second largest lake in Finland. The regulating dam of the small-scale hydropower plant will be demolished to free the river. The company that owns the power plant will be transferred to Hiitolanjoki Voima Oy at the beginning of 2022. Hiitolanjoki Voima Oy is owned by the South Karelian Foundation for Recreation Areas, which is currently restoring the River Hiitolanjoki in Rautjärvi. After decades, this will again enable the run of Lake Ladoga salmon to their spawning areas.

Finland signed commitment to promote sustainable and fair use of water

5.11.2021 15.32
At the Climate Change Conference today, Finland signed the Glasgow Declaration for Fair Water Footprints. This is the first international commitment concerning responsible use of water. Water is in a key position in climate change adaptation, as well as in the mitigation efforts Finland was asked to sign the declaration as one of the leading countries in water responsibility.

Main objective of Management Plan for Lynx Population is to maintain favourable conservation status for lynx

15.10.2021 13.40
Ilves lumisessa maisemassa.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has adopted the updated Management Plan for the Lynx Population in Finland and confirmed the hunting quota for lynx for the period 2021–2022. The management plan is a key element of the policy on large carnivores and management of their populations.

Record number of participants attend Pre-Summit ahead of UN Food Systems Summit in September

30.7.2021 10.37
Banner of The UN Food Systems Pre-Summit in Rome 26.-28.7.2021
The UN Food Systems Summit will be held at the level of heads of state or government in connection with the UN General Assembly in September. Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Jari Leppä and Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari represented Finland at the ministerial level Pre-Summit in Rome on 26–28 July.

FAO investigates climate change impacts on plant pests

1.6.2021 17.05
Finland, as the driving force behind the International Year of Plant Health 2020, has also been crucially involved in the production of one of its key legacy accomplishments – the development of a scientific review study “Climate-change impacts on plant pests: a global challenge to prevent and mitigate plant-pest risks in agriculture, forestry and ecosystems”.

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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, adopted by the Government in February 2015, specifies the main objectives for forest-based business and activities until 2025.

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