Plant Variety Board

Cultivated plant species must be officially approved

The Plant Variety Board maintains Finland’s official catalogue of plant varieties and approves plants for cultivating.


The branch of activity of Evira's laboratories includes diagnostics of animal diseases and analytics related to food safety, as well as laboratory studies associated with the safety and quality of feeds, fertilizers and seeds.


Evira manages, directs and develops the control of products used in the primary production of foods and agriculture. The goal is effective, efficient, consistent and risk-based targeted control across the entire food supply chain

Scientific research

Evira’s scientific research results are applied to directing controls, preparing regulations and in various fields such as agriculture and food industry, and to improving animal welfare.

Risk assessment

Risk assessment is a scientific process which includes hazard identification, hazard characterisation, exposure assessment and risk characterisation.