General, Yleinen

The economic value of the priceless: revealing the benefits of outdoor recreation in Finland : Doctoral Dissertation

The benefits of outdoor recreation are numerous. By the everyman’s right there is an abundant supply of outdoor recreation opportunities in Finland, and outdoor recreation is a popular way for Finns to spend free time. In this thesis the importance of the recreational use of nature in Finland was studied in economic terms.


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.

Biodiversity, Circular economy, General, Yleinen

Understanding the regional bioeconomy settings and competencies in 29 EU regions in 11 EU countries

This report presents the bioeconomy settings and competencies for 29 regions in 11 EU countries. The results of this study contribute to the further discussions with the planned EU bioeconomy policy support facility. The study results confirm the assumption that the main drivers for the transition towards a bioeconomy varies between EU regions.


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.


The impacts of seals and cormorants experienced by Baltic Sea commercial fishers

The Baltic Sea Seal and Cormorant project aimed at producing new knowledge of the seal and cormorant induced problems, and at raising public awareness about the troubled situation in the Baltic Sea area. In co-operation with the Natural Resources Institute Finland the project launched a survey in 2018 to investigate the impacts of seal and cormorant populations on small-scale fishing livelihoods along the Baltic Sea coast. This report presents the main results based on 219 interviews conducted in 6 countries.


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.

Food, General, Yleinen

E-yearbook of Food and Natural Resource Statistics for 2018

This is the fourth time the E-yearbook of Food and Natural Resource Statistics of the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) has been published. The publication collates the key statistics for the Finnish food and natural resources economy and contains links to the up-to-date statistics database in our online service. The publication presents statistics for agriculture and the food processing industry, the forest sector, and the game and fisheries industry. The ‘Bioeconomy in Finland’ theme is covered for the first time in this year’s publication.