VOLUME 2 | Spring 2014 | Finland - Länsi-Suomen lääni
In 2014 we worked with SARKA (Finnish museum of Agriculaute) to produce a study of rural life in the Länsi-Suomen lääni region.
Loimaa, situated in the South West of Finland, is part of a large area of traditional agricultural land dominated by the flat plains and (relative) lack of lakes. The area is known for its arable farming, giving it the reputation of the bread basket of Finland.
As with many rural regions of Europe, the shift to globalised food production means that increasingly the landscape is a mixture of agriculture, agri business and leisure activities.