Greener Agriculture for a Bluer Baltic Sea 2015,
Stralsund, Germany, 5-6 November 2015
GABBS 2015 is organised by the Germany Environment Agency UBA and WWF.
Information about last year's conference including conference report is available below.
Please click the above links to access information and material from the 5th
Greener Agriculture for a Bluer Baltic Sea conference which took place in
Warsaw on 23-24 September 2014.
The Conference report from GABBS 2014 is available here.
Greener Agriculture for a Bluer Baltic Sea
The conference has been a great success from the beginning. The 2013 conference hit a record in attracting 270 participants, a number limited only by the capacity of the facilities. A waiting list system for aspirational guests has been introduced as the places are always limited.
The history of the conference goes back to 2009 when agricultural advisory organisations
and farmers' organisations around the Baltic Sea initiated new cooperation under the title
Baltic Agreement. This lead to the international cooperation project Baltic Deal. The next year,
Baltic Deal, WWF Baltic Ecoregion Programme and another large agri-environmental project
part-financed by the EU Baltic Sea Region Programme, Baltic COMPASS co-organised the first
A Greener Agriculture for a Bluer Baltic Sea Conference in Helsinki. In Helsinki, WWF, with their excellent WWF Baltic Farmer of the Year Award concept joined the organizing family.
Since then the conference has been held every year and two other large international agri-environmental
projects Baltic Manure and BERAS Implementation have joined as co-organisers. National
ministries and agricultural and environmental authorities of the host country, macro-regional
organisations, associations and enterprises have played an important role in the event.
Conference reports and presentations from previous conferences are also available: