Environmentally smart agriculture project
Our project brings together actors from three levels – policy makers, entrepreneurs and research institutions to tackle problems of environmentally smart agriculture (ESA) in Baltic Sea region and beyond. The aim of the proposed project is to map the current situation and prepare a more thorough Interreg project to find solutions to challenges arisen in the current project. Long-term aim is to increase resilience in Baltic Sea agriculture by increasing the yield per land unit to meet the present needs without exceeding current resource use or reducing resources needed for the future, achieve sustainable intensification via smart agricultural practices thus contributing to Europe 2020 Strategy. Resilience in ESA provokes transformative changes in meeting the demands of food security, natural resource protection and development. It diminishes vulnerability and promotes adaptive capacity by timely action and through the application of best practices to reduce the risks the farmers face.
Project brings together partners from four countries – Estonia, Russia, Poland and Sweden:
- Eesti Maaülikool (Estonian University of Life Sciences)
- The Estonian Chamber of Agriculture and Commerce
- Estonian Ministry of Rural Affairs
- St Petersburg State Agrarian University
- St. Petersburg State University of Economics
- Warsaw University of Life Sciences
- Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
The project is funded by Council of the Baltic Sea States.