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Finland
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Welcome

Finland is a sophisticated market with a high standard of living, knowledgeable consumers and high per capital income levels

Due to the severe Nordic winters and a relatively short growing season, Finland relies heavily on imported food and agricultural products. Finnish farming is characterized by the relatively small proportion of arable land under cultivation, the large proportion of forestland, the small-sized landholdings, the close association of farming with forestry and stock raising, and the generally adverse climatic and soil conditions.

Organic farming, a growing sector in Finland’s agriculture

In 2018, over 12 percent of the country’s agricultural land area was under organic cultivation. Organic land grew steadily in recent years and is expected to total to nearly 300,000 hectares as of 2018. The most cultivated organic crop in terms of volume is oat, with nearly 60 million kilograms produced in 2017.

Finland

Finns love their dark rye bread. In 2017, in the vote organised for the 100th anniversary of Finland's independence, the rye bread was ranked in the first place as the national food.

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EIT Food celebrates food industry innovators: The Food and Drink Federation Future Leaders event News

EIT Food celebrates food industry innovators: The Food and Drink Federation Future Leaders event

23 Sep 2021 EIT Food sponsors the Food and Drink Federation Future Leaders event to celebrate the innovators that are transforming our food systems
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Reopened Workshop | Skills for New Product Development in the Food Industry

13 Aug 2021 The EIT Food Skills for New Product Development in the Food Industry Workshop has reopened!
Call for host organization to join the EIT Food RIS Fellowships 2021 News

Call for host organization to join the EIT Food RIS Fellowships 2021

12 Feb 2021 The call for host organization to join the EIT Food RIS Fellowships 2021 is open by the 26th of February!
A Shared Mission to Transform the Nordic Food System News

A Shared Mission to Transform the Nordic Food System

20 Jul 2020 Research and innovation agencies from the Nordics and EU have joined forces with EAT and the Nordic Food Policy Lab to co-create a first-of-its-kind shared mission on food systems transformation, demonstrating the role of public agencies in orchestrating the research, innovation and public participation necessary to accelerate a shift towards a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous society for all
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Ten teams selected to FAN Nordic Hub

02 Jul 2020 Ten Nordic startups began a four-month acceleration programme in June at EIT Food FAN Nordic Hub led by VTT together with Valio and Helsinki University
EIT Food Accelerator Network announces its third cohort of disruptive agrifood startups News

EIT Food Accelerator Network announces its third cohort of disruptive agrifood startups

10 Jun 2020 EIT Food announced today the 60 high-impact agrifood startups that have been selected to join the EIT Food Acceleration Network (EIT FAN) in its 6 acceleration hubs across Europe