According to statistical data, 833,891 hectares of land were being used in Estonia for agriculture in 2005. The most important crops grown in the country are cereals, oil cultures, potatoes, vegetables and flax. As of 31 December 2006, 605,500 tonnes of grains, 148,400 tonnes of potatoes, 39,600 tonnes of open-grown vegetables and 5400 tonnes of legumes were being produced in Estonia.
The objective of supporting crop farming is to compensate the additional costs that agricultural production by its very nature leads to and the costs of maintaining land so that its fertility is preserved. Other objectives are to improve the environmental awareness of agricultural producers; to help to preserve semi-natural biotic communities, open landscapes and valuable landscape features; to preserve land use; to compensate the costs incurred in regions with unfavourable or restricted environmental conditions; and to contribute to the spread of organic farming.
More detailed information regarding support measures is available here(in Estonian) Feel free to come into one of our county service bureaus!
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