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Profitable and responsible primary production

The use of fields, forests, and waters is subject to new and increasingly demanding needs. The research programme’s challenge is to solve how to increase the profitability of food and raw material production in primary production and respond to market demand, and simultaneously ensure the mitigation of climate and environmental impacts.

The programme offers solutions for:

  • The diversification and renewal of primary production to enable a sustainable change.
  • The development and adoption of technologies in primary production and its value chains, aiming for the breakthrough of a sustainable precision bioeconomy.
  • A sustainable increase in the level of primary production without a need to increase inputs.


What we find important

The research programme investigates how to produce food, wood, and other raw materials from natural resources in Finland in an increasingly profitable, sustainable, and acceptable manner.

Research areas

The Profitable and Responsible Primary Production programme operates in five research areas, of which two – Policy Guidance as well as Genetics and Breeding – intersect all of the Luke’s research programmes. For topical issues, publications and information on on-going projects, go to the research areas’ pages.

Stakeholder Advisory Board

The research programmes’ Stakeholder Advisory Boards represent Luke’s key stakeholders and customers. The Stakeholder Advisory Boards convene once or twice a year to discuss the development needs and results of their respective research programmes.

  • Susanna Airaksinen, RaisioAqua Oy
  • Juuso Joona, Tyynelä Farm
  • Tuomo Kauranne, Arbonaut Oy Ltd
  • Sami Kurki, Ruralia Institute
  • Marko Mäki-Hakola,The Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK)
  • Karoliina Niemi, The Finnish Forest Industries Federation
  • Annika Nordin, Stora Enso Oyj
  • Sari Peltonen, ProAgria
  • Mai Suominen, WWF Finland

Programme director

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