The Agency for Rural Affairs (Mavi) opened this web service in November 2013.The web service was first opened in May 2007.

Information on the matters administered by Mavi can also be found on the websites of our administrative partners:

  • Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
  • ELY centres
  • Municipal cooperation areas
  • Leader groups
  • Rural Network Unit
  • Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira
  • Provincial Government of Åland.

Go to the search function to find the contact details of the municipal cooperation areas (YTA), ELY centres and Leader groups. When you select your municipality of residence in the menu you can view the contact details of the YTA municipality, ELY centre and Leader group of your area.

The website is in three languages: Finnish, Swedish and English. The Finnish and Swedish sites are identical, which means that you can move between the same pages of the two language versions. The site containing information in English is more concise and separate from the Finnish and Swedish sites. There is also information on reindeer herding in the Sami language. 

Technical specifications

Our web service has been designed and tested to function on the most commonly used browsers. If you use an older version, we recommend that you update your browser.

The site has been prepared using JavaScript and therefore we recommend that you have a browser supporting it. However, you can also view the site even if the JavaScript is not on.

The site also contains documents in PDF format. To view them, you need the Adobe Acrobat Reader program. 

Our cookie policy

This website employs cookies. Cookies are small text files saved on the user's computer. They do not harm the computer or the files saved on it. The cookies may be related to the functionalities of this website or visitor statistics.

We use cookies to compile statistics on the usage of our website, in order to develop our online service. Such data includes visitor counts, information on the popularity of individual pages, referring pages, the most frequently used search key words and browsers. The data we collect on our users includes visiting time, visited pages, browser type and operating systems.

Third-party services related to the functionalities of our website – such as ShareThis, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube – also use cookies for sharing information on social networks or to generate user statistics.

You can manage your cookies by adjusting your browser settings. If you wish, you can disable cookies, ask your browser to prompt you before accepting each cookie or delete them when you close your browser. In such a case, please notice that disabling cookies may cause this website to run sub-optimally. 


Use the navigation at the top of the page for quick searches. The menus ‘Subsidies and services’, ‘Guides and forms’, ‘Payments and control’ and ‘About us’ contain information about the subsidies and the agency’s tasks by customer group. In addition to these menus and the navigation bar on the left side of the pages, you can search for information using the search function at the top of the pages.

The site’s internal links open to the same browser window.  External links open to a new browser window. 

Printing out pages and sharing the content

By clicking on 'Print page’ at the bottom of each content page you can print out the page content without the navigation bar. If you want to print out the whole page (incl. the navigation bar), use the ‘Print out' command of the browser. You can download the content of each page as a PDF file. You can also share the content in Facebook or Twitter or by email. 


The copyright to the material published on the website belongs to Mavi and the information providers whose names are given in connection with the material. The Finnish Copyright Act and other copyright provisions and regulations apply to the web service. You can use the text material appearing on the site and make it into links. However you must mention the source when doing this. Any use of the material for commercial purposes must be separately authorised by Mavi.

Processing of personal data

We protect the privacy and personal data of the site visitors in accordance with the Finnish Personal Data Act. We do not collect any information from which individual visitors could be identified. We only request your email in order to respond to your feedback. The feedback form is not protected. Therefore, you should not send any sensitive information, such as your bank account number or personal identity number, in this way.


We strive to keep the content of the web service as accurate and up to date as possible. However, Mavi is not responsible for the direct or indirect cost or damage resulting from any errors in the content. Likewise, Mavi is not responsible for the external material linked with its website. Mavi is not responsible for damage resulting from disruptions or other technical malfunctions in information networks.


Use the feedback form for sending feedback on our web service. You can find the ‘Submit feedback’ link at the bottom of each page. Matters requiring official action cannot be initiated on the feedback form. For any such matters, contact Mavi’s registry at kirjaamo(at)