Maa- ja metsätaloustuottajain Keskusliitto – Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners
II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations
Trade unions and professional associations
P.O. box: PL 510
Office of Finish Agriculture and Cooperatives Rue de Trèves 61, 6th floor
Mr Antti Sahi
Mr Juha Ruippo
Director for Office in Brussels
MTK is an independent association. It represents Finnish farmers, forest owners and rural entrepreneurs, the members of MTK. MTK´s task is to improve the economical and social wellbeing of its members and the sustainable and economical use of the resources in Finnish rural areas.
MTK represents it´s members towards Finnish government, ministries, industries and other stakeholders and internationally towards EU institutions and other international bodies.
MTK has an office in Brussels together with the central union of Swedish-speaking agricultural producers in Finland SLC and The Pellervo Confederation of Finnish Cooperatives and Finnish dairy, meat and egg cooperatives. Brussels office gathers information from different sources, analyses it and communicates towards the organisations in Finland. Brussels office also takes actively part in the work of the European farmers and agri-cooperatives organisation Copa-Cogeca. It also organises programmes for the visitors representing Finnish farmers and their cooperatives.
CAP, Food Chain, Budget, Trade, Environment, Energy, Climate change, Forestry
International aspects of agriculture, Trade: TTIP, environment:water management, biodiversity
50%: 2 25%: 1
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MTK is a member of European farmers´ umbrella organisation Copa: www.copa-cogeca.eu
Confédération Européenne des Propriétaires Forestiers :www.cepf-eu.org
Centre for European Policy Studies CEPS www.ceps.eu
01/2015 - 12/2015
100,000 € - 199,999 €
No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.
The estimate of cost is based on the costs of an office in Brussels. This office has also a number of tasks other than direct lobbying, including gathering of information, making analysis and reports, participating in European organizations and networks. The cost of direct lobbying activity is estimated to be one third of the total costs of the representative office. The cost is shared with SLC and Pellervo.
By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.