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Maa- ja metsätaloustuottajain Keskusliitto (MTK)

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TitleMaa- ja metsätaloustuottajain Keskusliitto (MTK)
2nd TitleCentral Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK) [Finland]
CreatorMaa- ja metsätaloustuottajain Keskusliitto
DescriptionMTK is a membership organization that takes care of the various interests and living conditions of its members - farmers, forest owners, rural entrepreneurs and rural people. In 2007 the Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK) had 160 000 members. There are 16 provincial MTK unions who deal with general management, information and training. MTK's Forestry Council is the forest owners' national policy organisation. It operates through the Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK). The MTK's Forestry Council looks after private forest owners' interests by providing information on wood markets and prices, influencing forest policy and developing the operation of regional Forest Owners' Unions and local Forest Management Associations. The sister organization (Svenska lantbruksproducenternas centralförbund SLC <>) carries out a similar role for the Swedish speaking parts of Finland.
LanguageEnglish, Finnish
Keywordsforest owners; associations; private forest owners; timber sales; forest policy
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 Published: June 17 2008 | Last updated: February 24 2009