MTK is the rural professionals´ very own lobby. The Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK) represents an industry that uses renewable natural resources in a sustainable and economical way. MTK takes care of various interests and living conditions of farmers, forest owners, rural entrepreneurs and rural people.
In 2009 the Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK) had 155.000 members who are able to get in touch with a local producer association in nearly every town and municipality. Its sister organisation, SLC, has 14.000 members and operates in Swedish-speaking areas. The member associations of both organisations work together with consumers to promote basic production and agriculture in the interests of Finnish food and employment.
MTK, its Swedish-speaking sister organisation SLC and Pellervo (the Confederation of Finnish Cooperatives) have a joint representation in Brussels.
MTK, Simonkatu 6 / PO.Box 510, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Phone: 00358 20 4131
MTK Brussel Office, Rue de Tréves 61, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium
Phone: 0032 (0)2 2854 810
Fax: 0032 (0)2 2854 819
MTK supports smallholder forest producers in developing countries to strengthening their organizations to improve members’ incomes through sustainable forest management. Projects are implemented directly by the smallholders organizations and supported through twinning approaches by Finnish forest management associations. There are more than 100 associations in Finland covering the whole country and employing around 1,000 experts in sustainable forest management services.