Finnish food production is unique

Finnish food production is one of the world’s most sustainable. Good practices in primary production are the basis for high quality food. Environmental issues and animal welfare are key focus areas. Finnish food is pure, and throughout the food chain its hygiene, traceability and accountability are among the best in the world. Along with corporate social responsibility, these elements form Finland’s competitive advantages in the export markets.

Certain factors affect many sectors of food production. The purity, fertility and production capacity of agricultural land are as important as the quality of our waters – household, surface, and groundwater. Their combined impact on food qual-ity takes in the entire production chain. Finland’s soil is among the cleanest in Europe with regard to heavy metals, for example. Our fresh water resources are among Europe’s most abundant in relation to the population. The availability of high quality water is becoming a key competitive asset in the global food market.