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Reindeer Meat – Quality High (KO2124 RMQH)
Funded by Kolarctic CBC 2014-2020

Objective of the project

The ancient tradition of reindeer husbandry in the northern regions is known throughout the world. Deer meat has become a recognizable brand. However, the industry is facing challenges on both sides of the border. Export of Russian reindeer meat overseas is relatively small. The reindeer meat sales channels are insufficiently developed and its international export needs to be enhanced. At the same time, Finnish reindeer meat producers possess expertise in exporting their products, but export is restricted by the insufficiency of reindeer meat. The objective of the Reindeer Meat – Quality High Project is to combine the strengths and expertise of Russian and Finnish companies in the reindeer meat production chain: reindeer owners, reindeer slaughterhouses, meat production enterprises and sales companies.

Main activities

This is to be achieved through joint seminars, group visits and practical experience sharing. The outputs of the project are guidelines (manuals and videos) for reindeer meat producers and creation of a joint network and operational concept that supports commercial activities in both countries.


Basic information




2018-10-15 - 2021-10-31

Total Budget / Programme funding

638 € / 574 €

Lead partner

Lapin Nahka Oy
Lead partner web-site


Izhemski olenevod agriculture kolkhoz cooperative
Agricultural Production Cooperative HARP