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Estonia has the third highest share of organic farming in European Union and is one of EIT-Food’s RIS countries

Organic farming as a big chance for Estonian agriculture

Despite the demanding climate conditions connected to geographical location, Estonia possesses environmentally clean and fertile soil, which is reflected in local produce containing considerably less chemicals and growing popularity of organic farming. Specific products are exported – e.g. cultivated and wild berries, mushrooms, ecologically pure produce, dairy products, meat, fish, and beverages.

The country is an attractive environment for research with top level infrastructure and well-educated labour force. R&D activity is concentrated on top tier-research.

The country possesses environmentally clean and fertile soil, which is reflected in local produce containing considerably less chemicals and organic farming that gaining popularity. Out of 957 510 ha of farmland of Estonia, ca 15.7% of it constitutes organic farming, which is the third highest share of any EU country (Eurostat, 2014). A strong emphasis is put on high nature value and agri-environmental issues, with 16.5% of the country defined under NATURA 2000 (including 55,000 ha of farmland).

Room for Improvement

Estonia is one of the leading countries in European Union in terms of the publication of articles on agri-food subjects, which implies a meaningful research potential that can be fostered through EIT education activities.

EIT Food Hub in Estonia: BioCC LLC

BioCC is a privately owned R&D company, established by food and feed producers and universities to bridge the gap between scientific and economic innovation by providing a collective environment for academics, industry and other innovation actors and creating sufficient critical mass. BioCC carries out internationally recognized R&D to create, develop and implement innovative biotechnological solutions for feed and foodstuff.

Contact Us

BioCC LLC (EIT Food Hub in Estonia)
Riia mnt 181A, Tartu, Estonia, 50411

Visit our North-East page here

News

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“What are the opportunities for the agrifood sector in 2021?” – Food Foresight podcast with prof. Klaus Grunert and Marja Liisa Meurice

17 Dec 2020 As the 2021 approaches and is very much expected to be a fresh start after the disruptive 2020, we invite you to listen to the podcast on the changes in consumer habits and new trends for the agrifood industry that were accelerated by COVID19
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The success of the EIT Food RIS Fellowships project - how we managed to overcome challenges

11 Nov 2020 We are proud to announce the spectacular success of EIT Food RIS Fellowships 2020 edition!
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Call for expressions of interest to become EIT Food Hubs in 2021-2023 News

Call for expressions of interest to become EIT Food Hubs in 2021-2023

28 Oct 2020 EIT Food is looking for organisations that would assume the role of EIT Food Hub, one in each of the countries targeted by EIT Food’s Regional Innovation Scheme: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia