Agriculture

Benefits of conserving agricultural genetic resources in Finland: Summary of the recent Finnish research and setting it in the international context

This dissertation provides new information on the benefit estimates of the AgGR conservation in Finland, which has not been studied before. It also contributes to the globally scarce literature on citizens’ and consumers’ preferences related to AgGR. The results of this dissertation can be used in cost–benefit analysis and they can assist in designing optimal AgGR conservation policies.

Agriculture, Food

Improving quality and treatment of water and vegetables in fresh-cut vegetable processing : Doctoral Dissertation

The aim of this study was to improve the processing of fresh-cut vegetables through collecting information on the hygienic level of waters and vegetables, decontamination methods and their efficacy, water use and waste waters which helps companies to improve their processes and self-monitoring activities. One aim of this study was to also evaluate on-farm waste water treatment systems carrying out peeling of vegetables.

Agriculture

Legislation and voluntary actions regulating manure fertilization in the Baltic Sea Region

This report compiles together legislation and voluntary actions regulating manure fertilization and fertilizer use in the Baltic Sea Region, in the following countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Sweden. Country-specific legislation on manure fertilization and fertilizer use is described in country-specific chapters.

Agriculture

Agriculture and food sector in Finland 2019

This review places particular emphasis on organic production. The articles cover the development, structure and environmental impact of organic production as well as the world market outlook for organic products. Other specific topics include the competitiveness of the Finnish meat chain, the development of agricultural investment, agro-ecosystem services and the reform of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy.

Agriculture, Food

Agriculture and food sector in Finland 2018

The annual review of agriculture and the food industry in Finland, prepared, again, by the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), presents a current outlook for the sectors covered and the most recent research data in a single volume. It provides comprehensive information on the operating environment in agriculture and the food sector, the development of the agricultural and food markets, agricultural policy, the structural development and economic situation in agriculture, and the interaction between agriculture and the environment.

Agriculture, Climate, Economy, Environment, Fish, Food, Forestry

Synthesis on bioeconomy monitoring systems in the EU Member States – indicators for monitoring the progress of bioeconomy

This report presents an overview of existing bioeconomy strategies, policies or related initiatives and indicators to monitor and assess these at EU MS level, and the importance of existing bioeconomy sectors at national level. Furthermore, it presents the existing or needed most suitable bioeconomy key indicators and related indicators, and their respective data availability, for assessing and monitoring the progress of a bioeconomy at national level. The identified most suitable bioeconomy indicators important and feasible at the national context, can contribute to the further discussions when setting the frame for the development of a common EU bioeconomy monitoring system.

Agriculture

Genetic diversity and genomic signatures of selection among cattle breeds from Siberia, eastern and northern Europe

Domestication in the near eastern region had a major impact on the gene pool of humpless taurine cattle (Bos taurus). As a result of subsequent natural and artificial selection, hundreds of different breeds have evolved, displaying a broad range of phenotypic traits.Valinta karttaa luotu tämä tutkimus osoittaa, että natiivi nautaroduista ja niiden geneettisten varojen edustaa ainutlaatuista materiaalia tulevia jalostukseen.