RELATED EU PROJECTS
The seven partners from seven countries represent farmer federations and advisory organisations and is further supported by more than 30 associated partners. Baltic Deal is co-financed by the EU Baltic Sea region program 2007-2013 program and the NEFCO/NIB Baltic Sea Action Plan Trust fund and runs from September 2010 to December 2013.
BERAS implementation - The genuine ecological alternative for a sustainable environment of the Baltic Sea and a prosperous development in the region
The project will contribute to achieve a good environmental status in the Baltic Sea, reinforce the sustainability of agriculture and enhance rural development in the region. The project will run from 2010-2013 and is lead by project manager Artur Granstedt.The project has 25 partners from 9 countries with competence in agricultural advisory service, authorities, ecology, rural development, communication/education and research.
The project’s main goal is the conversion to ecological recycling agriculture (ERA) without use of chemical fertilizers, imported animal feed and chemical pesticides. In this way a good environmental status in the Baltic Sea can be achieved. Other environmental goals include the reduction of green house gases emissions from agriculture and the food chain as well as favoring biological diversity.
The objective of the Baltic Manure project is to rethink the concept of manure as pollution. Baltic Manure is turning the perception of manure and intensive animal husbandry from an environmental problem into an opportunity for business innovation.
The project develops and utilizes the high potential and know-how for innovative solutions for manure management, such as production of renewable energy, organic fertilizers and other added value products.
Baltic Manure will analyse animal housing, feeding and manure storage systems and various technlogies for handling and processing manure in sustainable ways before recirculation of the nutrients to the crops. Utilisation of manure energy potential for heat, electricity and transport fuel will be developed.
Baltic Manure is a Flagship project in the Action Plan oft he EU Strategy fort he Baltic Sea Region adopted by member states in 2009. The project will run from 2011-2013.