Where is Estonia?
Organic Estonia Goals
Organic Estonia sees our country as rich, clean, responsible and in harmony with nature, becoming a worldwide model for sustainable and balanced development. Our mission is to discover ways of bringing people, businesses, and the country, to find ways of moving towards an Estonia that operates first and foremost, as a smart organic country.Read more about us
Map of organic areas and air monitoring
The map of Estonian organic areas gives an overview of organic fields, harvesting areas, and apiaries. The International Air Surveillance Map provides you with real time air monitoring results from around the world.Map of organic areas Air surveillance map
Estonia is unique. We have lots of natural areas and so much forest. The affinity for nature that’s been preserved in and by Estonians still draws us to the forest, whether to just enjoy it for what it is or to pick something for us to eat. Estonia ranking as one of the five richest countries in Europe is determined by our enormous biodiversity – wooded meadows, for example, sometimes have more than 70 plant species per square metre. However, we are among the five leading countries in the world in terms of our share of organic farming on agricultural land that works in harmony with nature. Highlighting this uniqueness, Estonia has a special opportunity to develop and use organic management methods that work in harmony with nature, together with smart organic technologies. By developing organically, Estonia can set an example of sustainability to the rest of the world and ensure the preservation of its people, culture and environment.
Anne Luik senior researcher and professor emeritus of the Estonian University of Life Sciences
Organic Estonia is a smart, bold, credible project whose implementation is viable and much-needed for Estonia’s society and economy. This initiative will create new development impetus for at least six industries and research and development companies working to achieve practical results. Looking to the future, our organic product exporting industries stand as role models to many other entrepreneurs for valuing local resources and keeping most of the value chain and revenue in Estonia.
Meelis Virkebau industry manager and member of the council of the Estonian Employers' Confederation
Traditionally, ancient cultures allowed themselves to be guided by the rhythms of nature, but today’s ever-ready mentality tends to subject people to the rhythm of business life. It’s vital that we re-tune ourselves to the rhythms of nature so that the virtual, artificial world doesn’t dictate our lives. A good sense of nature helps us experience the change of seasons and moods. By living in harmony with the seasons, we’ll achieve true harmony again.
Kristina Dryza future and trend researcher from Australia