Evaluation of the Farm Advisory Services in the Mainland Finland Rural Development Programme

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Provision of Advice has been launched as a new activity under the Rural Development Programme for this programming period. The main objective for the provision of advice is to improve the modernisation and competitiveness of farms as well as further support for advice on environmental issues. MDI was appointed as an evaluator to study the implementation, results, and preliminary impacts of the provision of advice uner the Rural Development Programme for Mainland Finland 2014–2020. The work included annual analyses with the work being completed in the spring of 2019. Sari Rannanpää from Avaintaito cooperative strengthened MDI’s team in the evaluation work.