Informal Meeting of Ministers for Agriculture

Informal Meeting of Ministers for Agriculture

Agricultural ministers from EU member states will gather for an informal meeting in Helsinki on 22–24 September to discuss the role of soil carbon sequestration as a climate action. The ministers will also visit a Finnish farm and a forest management site. Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Jari Leppä will chair the meeting.

Indicative programme

Sunday 22 September

Welcome reception for ministers

Monday 23 November

Site visits: introduction to Finnish agriculture and forestry

Tuesday 24 September

8.00–8.45 Arrival at Finlandia Hall: doorstep and handshake (webcast)

8.50 Family photo (webcast)

9.00–13.00 Working session on soil carbon sequestration in agriculture

Opening words by Jari Leppä, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry (webcast)

Speeches by stakeholder organisations (webcast):
Committee of Professional Agricultural Organisations (COPA)
General Committee for Agricultural Cooperation in the European Union (COCEGA)
European Environmental Bureau (EEB)
European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA)

13.00 Press conference (webcast)

For the media

Indicative media programme


Media guide

Agriculture and Fisheries Council
carbon sequestration


22.9.2019 – 24.9.2019


Mannerheimintie 13, Helsinki, Finland


Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry