The Rural Development Strategy

Finland’s Rural Development Strategy for the period 2007–2013 focuses on:

  • economically, ecologically and ethically sustainable agriculture
  • promoting rural enterprise
  • supporting local initiatives The strategy is to be realised through two parallel programmes: the Rural Development Programme for Mainland Finland and the Rural Development Programme for the Åland Islands.

The strategy is coordinated by the rural development unit of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. For more information: Tiina Malm, ministerial adviser: Tel. +358 9 160 54220,