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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.

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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News

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
Ten teams selected to FAN Nordic Hub News

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
EIT Festival Helsinki 2019 News

EIT Festival Helsinki 2019

13 Dec 2019 The EIT Festival was organised back-to-back with the Finnish EU- Presidency event and the European Days for Sustainable Circular Economy, gathering officials and stakeholders around Europe
The European Days for Sustainable Circular Economy News

The European Days for Sustainable Circular Economy

13 Dec 2019 The European Days for Sustainable Circular Economy event was held 30 September–1 October in Helsinki in connection with Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union