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The Estonian Rural Development Foundation (MES) is accepting applications for working capital loans and loan guarantees starting from April 19.

Due to the small volume of working capital loans, the target group of the loan is limited to the farmers and the food processing sector. Additionally, the volumes and the budget of working capital loans have been divided into two, based on the size of the enterprise:

  1. for micro-enterprises, working capital loans of €5,000 to €25,000, in the total volume of €750,000 and
  2. for small and medium sized enterprises, working capital loans of €5,000 to €200,000, in the total volume of €1,250,000.

MES is offering loan guarantees to farmers, the food processing industry, and enterprises operating in rural areas. Increasing the guarantee reserve provides an opportunity to include the banks in financing the sector more, offering bank loan guarantees through MES.

Information about the MES measures can be found on the foundation's homepage (in Estonian).

Last updated: 21.04.2021 11:29

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An employee of a meat processing company, a veterinary carrying out checks of animals and food in the market, a market employee and an employee working with live animals on a farm and processing animal products should, in addition to frequent hand washing, turn additional attention to the following:

  • Work clothing and gloves should be used when handling animals and fresh meat.
  • The equipment used and the work station should be regularly disinfected (at least once a day).
  • Protective clothing should be removed and washed at the end of work. It is recommended that the work clothes/protective clothes and other work equipment be kept at the place of work and washed on site.

More information on the web page of the Agriculture and and Food Board. (January 1, 2021, the Veterinary and Food Board was merged with Agriculture Board as Agriculture and Food Board).

Last updated: 27.07.2021 11:10

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More information about the coronavirus and restrictions related to it is available calling 1247 (from abroad +372 600 1247).