MINISTRY OF RURAL AFFAIRS: Conference on Regenerative Agriculture

Time: 17.11.2021

Place: YouTube

Sihtgrupp: All interested parties


We are facing changing climate conditions and declining biodiversity, as well as changed expectations for food production. We therefore need new economic models based on the well-being of society and the protection of the environment.

At a conference on Wednesday, November 17, starting at 10 a.m., you'll learn how regenerative agriculture can help businesses increase their profitability and vitality through a holistic approach to production. We’ll take a closer look at issues such as soil health, the ability of soils to sequester carbon, plant nutrition and metabolism, agroecology and nature-based solutions.

We invite to the conference innovative and forward-looking farmers, people dreaming about farming, policy makers, informed consumers and anyone who cares about the environment and quality local food.

The conference will take place via Zoom. We will email the zoom link to the registrants before the conference. In addition, the event can be watched live on the Rural Network's YouTube channel.

To participate in the conference, the registration form must be completed no later than November 15.

Additional information: Merili Simmer, Land Use Policy Department of the Ministry of Rural Affairs (, tel. 625 6234).

The event is organized by the Ministry of Rural Affairs and the Agricultural Research Center.

Conference on Regenerative Agriculture

 Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Zoom and YouTube

10.00 Welcoming words and greeting from the Minister of Rural Affairs Urmas Kruuse

 10.05 - 10.20 

Introduction. Merili Simmer (Ministry of Rural Affairs)

10.20 - 12.20

Presentations (in English, with translation into Estonian)

  • Ben Taylor-Davies (UK).
     „Profitable farming for the future“ /„Tulus põllumajandus tulevikuks“
  • Stefan Gernet (DE/EE).
     „Layering of enterprises from an agroecological perspective“ / „Ettevõtete põimimine agroökoloogilisest vaatevinklist“
  • Olivier de Schaetzen (BE/EE).
     „Economic benefits and profitability of regenerative agriculture“ / „Taastava põllumajanduse majanduslik kasu ja tasuvus“
12.20 - 13.00

Lunch break

13.00 - 14.30

Presentations (in Estonian)

  • Tanel Vahter (Tartu Ülikool). „Profitable farming for the future“ / „Mulla elurikkus – kujunemine ja roll taimede toitumises“
  • Liina Talgre (Eesti Maaülikool). „Layering of enterprises from an agroecological perspective“ / „Vahekultuuride roll põllumajanduses“
  • Kadri Allik (Põllumajandusuuringute Keskus). „Economic benefits and profitability of regenerative agriculture“ / „Eesti põllumuldade orgaanilise süsiniku varu ja sidumisvõime   kaardistamine“
14.30 - 14.40 Stretching pause

14.40 - 16.00 

Presentations (in Estonian)

  • Sander Hiire (Mäemõisa OÜ). „Regenerative agriculture – ready, set, go!“ / „Taastav põllumajandus – tähelepanu, valmis olla, läks!“
  • Alexander Linnamäe (Oleviku Farm). „Oleviku Farm - rejuvenation course in agriculture“ / „Oleviku talu – põllumajanduse noorenduskuur“
  • Airi Külvet (Puutsa Farm). „Regenerative grazing techniques in Puutsa Farm“ / „Taastava karjatamise võtted Puutsa talus“
16.00 Closing Remarks


Information about the webinar: Ministry of Rural Affairs 


 The seminar is supported by the Estonian rural development plan 2014-2020 technical assistance to national rural network.
The seminar is free of charge for registered participants.  


Viimati muudetud: 18.11.2021

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