The Agriculture and Food Board is the official body for seed certification in Estonia. These responsibilities are carried out mainly by the Organic Farming and Seed Department. Seed Potato certification is under the Plant Health and Propagating Material Department.

The seed control and certification regulations are laid down by the Ministry of Rural Affairs. There is Plant Propagation and Plant Variety Rights Act and several specific regulations for seed control and certification :

  • Cereals seed
  • Fodder seed
  • Oil and fibre seed
  • Beet seed
  • Vegetable seed
  • Seed potatoes

More information is available at the following address :


Agriculture and Food Board


Teaduse street 6, Saku,
75501 Harju country


(+ 372) 671 2602


Head (name)

Karin Zereen, Head of the Organic Farming and Seed Department


Head (phone)

(+ 372) 5352 0058


Other contacts

Head of Plant Health and Propagating Material Department (Agriculture and Food Board)

Riina Koidumaa
Phone : (+ 372) 504 1855

Adviser on Varieties (Agriculture and Food Board)

Laima Puur
Phone : (+ 372) 522 0855

Adviser on Seed Certification (Agriculture and Food Board)

Piia Puusepp
Phone : (+372) 51 01 079

Head of Viljandi Variety Testing Center (Agricultural Research Center)
Phone : (+372) 5912 8164


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