food, organic food, organic products, food systems
The aim of the Implementation Plan for the Organic 2.0 - Finland's National Programme for Organic Production 2030 is that, by 2030, 25% of the total arable area would be under organic production, the collection area of wild organic products would have doubled to 14 million hectares and organic aquaculture would have been started. Another aim is that 18% of the food procured by public food services by 2025 and 25% by 2030 would be organic. The achievement of the targets for organic production also depend on the content of the next Government Programme. The implementation of the Organic 2.0 Programme requires contributions and commitment to develop organic production from the entire chain. The Implementation Plan has been drawn up in cooperation between the stakeholders in the organic production sector and administration in workshops led by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
Organic production does not depend on chemical fertilisers or pesticides. There is plenty of harvesting potential in organic production, but its efficiency must be further improved to improve the productivity of organic production. The CAP Strategic Plan that entered into force at the beginning of this year will not only ensure security of supply but will also improve the state of the environment by supporting e.g. organic production.
Strengthening organic production requires competence building throughout the chain from farm to fork. The objectives can be reached by investing in research, advice and education and through collaboration between these. There are extensive benefits to be gained from the work to enhance competence in organic production for the entire Finnish food chain.