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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

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News

Food Foresight COVID-19: Request for proposals to carry out foresight analysis on the impact of COVID-19 crisis on the food sector News

Food Foresight COVID-19: Request for proposals to carry out foresight analysis on the impact of COVID-19 crisis on the food sector

08 Apr 2020 EIT Food CLC NE is looking for a Lead Expert to support CLC NE RIS team in the analysis of the impact of COVID-19 crisis on the agri-food sector
Results of EIT Food Consumer Engagement Labs selection process, 2020 News

Results of EIT Food Consumer Engagement Labs selection process, 2020

13 Mar 2020 EIT Food has announced that 6 consortia of scientific organisations, companies and startups have been selected for the EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs activity
Call for proposals - Consumer Engagement Labs 2020 News

Call for proposals - Consumer Engagement Labs 2020

09 Mar 2020 EIT Food is looking for consortia consisting of 3 organisations operating in the same country (scientific organisation, food retailer/producer and start-up) that would participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs activity
Call for proposals to carry out activities to build entrepreneurial capacities for women in the agrifood business EIT Food Projects

Call for proposals to carry out activities to build entrepreneurial capacities for women in the agrifood business

03 Mar 2020 EIT Food is looking for 3 organisations based in the South of Europe, namely from Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain or Turkey and 2 organisations based in the East of Europe, namely from Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia or Slovenia to organise activities within a project aiming at boosting the entrepreneurial skills of women in the agrifood sector
EIT Food Government Executive Academy 2020 News

EIT Food Government Executive Academy 2020

13 Feb 2020 EIT Food Government Executive Academy brings together public sector representatives, including regional and central government officials, from 28 RIS countries, researchers working in the field of agri-food innovations from industry, academia and European institutions
Startups offered help with legal and accounting costs News

Startups offered help with legal and accounting costs

13 Feb 2020 Legal and Accounting Support offers up to €2,500 to startups and entrepreneurs to cover the costs of company incorporation, IP protection, accounting and other

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