Introduction to the Fruit Basket, project Output Library

The Baltic Sea Region (BSR) Programme 2007-2013 financed in total 90 transnational cooperation projects covering a wide scope of themes. In order to share the work done with you, the Programme has created this online basket of projects – a Fruit Basket if you will (formally called the Output Library).

The Fruit Basket may be used for diverse purposes. For example, when you have a specific challenge in your area with regard to transport, you may want to find out what has been done previously in that area and you will most likely find useful documents that would increase your knowledge in the specific topic. Take your pick!

You searched for "Agriculture and fisheries and forestry". 39 outputs found.

Project:
Title:
BalticClimate Report: Climate Change Impact and Vulnerability Assessment - Target Areas’ Experiences
Date:
Dec 2011
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Description:
The report presents the experiences of a pilot assessment on climate change impacts and vulnerability. Policy makers and planners can see how a set of exercises was implemented in 7 BSR pilot regions to assess the vulnerability focusing on the sectors of agriculture, energy, housing or transport. The report includes overviews of both exercises and vulnerability assessments, as well as a synthesis summary and detailed descriptions of each pilot implementation.
Project:
Title:
Implementation of the Ballast Water Management convention
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
The Port of Gdynia Authority S.A. has carried out a risk assessment of ballast water and sediment and prepared what should be done in order to be well prepared to ratify the Ballast Water Convention. The report is named "Recommendations for the implementation BWM in Baltic ports". Supporting documents are found here: http://www.balticmaster.org/general.aspx?page_id=562
Project:
Title:
EcoRegion_findings: Results from the Baltic 21 EcoRegion project
Date:
Nov 2011
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The publication shall provide a reflection on the lessons learned by all involved parties within the EcoRegion process. The authors present those lessons from the perspective of each individual project partner in order to show the variety of conclusions which can be drawn from such an integrated approach, where regions, sectors as well as transnational and national policy makers engage in a mutual exchange of experience.
Project:
Title:
Eco-Region Good Practice Database
Date:
Jan 2012
Description:
During the EcoRegion project (2009-2011) partners have collected good practices and fed them into this database. In the database you can find a selected set of good practices for regional initiatives towards sustainable development, which have already been applied in one or more regions all over the Baltic Sea area. To date, the database comprises almost 200 good practice examples.
Project:
Title:
Implementation and status of priority measures to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus leakage
Date:
Dec 2012
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The most commonly used agri-environment measures, implementation regulation and implementation subsidies were established and assessed in all the 9 riparian countries of the Baltic Sea and Belarus. 10 sountry reports and a regional summary reports show the variety of management approaches that exists even across the EU countries in regulating and subsidizing agri-environment measures. This demonstrate the flexibility within the CAP system, but also the need to increase knowledge of effect and emphasize context specific planning of agri-environment measures.
Project:
Title:
Scenarios on agricultural production, nutrient loads and multiple benefits in future climate
Date:
Dec 2012
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Two reports are published which integrate future climate and agricultural production scenarios and local stakeholder perceptions with recent international knowledge on agri-environment measures and nutrient load assessment models. Productive agriculture adapted to reduced nutrient losses in future climate - Model and stakeholder based scenarios of Baltic Sea catchments (published by Finnish Environment Institute); Consequences of future nutrient load scenarios on multiple benefits of agricultural production (published by Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
Project:
Title:
The Common Agricultural Policy post-2013: a Pathway to Regional Cohesion?
Date:
Dec 2012
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The report evaluates the potential for reforms in the European Union Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to support more effective agri-environmental measures, the provision of ecosystem services and policy coordination across the Baltic Sea Region. Building on lessons learned and the identified challenges in implementing agri-environment policies, the report aims to show some of the opportunities and risks that country-level actors may face in the current and future CAP reforms.
Project:
Title:
On-line training materials about municipal sludge handling, investments in phosphorous removal
Date:
Oct 2012
Description:
On-line training materials concluding the topics of PURE project are available at http://www.purebalticsea.eu/index.php/pure:materials. Materials among other things include information about municipal sludge handling, investments in enhanced phosphorous removal in municipal wastewater treatment plants and eutrophication of the Baltic Sea. Materials give information about PURE project accomplishments and challenges.
Project:
Title:
Results and recommendations for sustainable manure management in the BSR
Date:
Dec 2013
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Description:
The Baltic Manure project recommendations cover the entire manure management chain, from animal feeding and housing systems to the choice of manure processing, storage and fertiliser use. The summarised recommendations are targetted for all stakeholders within manure management and give food for thought to decisionmakers, researchers, companies and farmers. The recommendations also direct all readers to finding the longer project reports with more detailed information.
Project:
Title:
Scenarios and recommendations for energy recovery from manure in the BSR
Date:
Dec 2013
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Description:
The report focuses on manure-based biogas as a core for manure energy use in the BSR. National scenarios for implementing the estimated manure energy potential, recommendations for supporting manure-based biogas and important best practices to ensure environmentally sound biogas production are given. The recommendations are applicable on farm- and company-scale to support planning and operating biogas plants and for advisory and decisionmaking for directing manure-based biogas into sustainable solutions.
Project:
Title:
Life cycle assessments of manure management techniques for the BSR
Date:
Dec 2013
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Description:
The report summarises the results of the life cycle assessments (LCAs) carried out for several manure management techniques over the BSR. For all technologies assessed, the environmental impacts (global warming, acidification, eutrophication) are evaluated along the whole manure management chain, quantified and compared to the applying reference manure management system. The data summarised offers insights into which actions affect which emissions and how to avoid pollution-swapping for policymakers, companies, and the farming community.
Project:
Title:
Standardisation of manure types with focus on phosphorus
Date:
Dec 2013
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Description:
Evaluation of existing standards for manure and proposals for new standards for manure types are presented to achieve a safe and sustainable agricultural use of manure as well as processed manure products. Algorithms for the variable-rate application of manure have been developed and guidelines for the sustainable use of phosphorus in agriculture. The recommendations can be applied especially in policymaking when directing phosphorus use of manure.
Project:
Title:
Business models for selected manure management technologies
Date:
Dec 2013
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The purpose of this report is to inspire technology developers and businesses considering manure management technologies as a business area. The business models describe important parameters to consider when entering the market for manure management technologies.
Title:
Farming Guidelines (agro practical guidelines)
Date:
Aug 2013
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Description:
Farming Guidelines provide practical recommendations for conversion to and implementation of Ecological Recycling Agriculture. The main target group is farmers and advisors. The Guidelines present agronomic methods and optimization strategies for effective nutrient recycling on farm level. They also include Software Tools to improve crop rotation planning and nitrogen fluxes at farm level.
Title:
Internet portal to integrate issues of food production: beras.eu
Date:
Sep 2013
Description:
A dynamic website with full desciption of BERAS main concepts: Ecological Recycling Agriculture, Diet for a Clean Baltic/Diet for a Green Planet and Sustainable Food Societies. The website gives the scientific background of the project and numreous practical examples and guidelines from all countries in the Baltic Sea region.
Title:
ROTOR model (ROTations in organic farming systems)
Date:
Aug 2013
Description:
ROTOR is a tool for long-term planning at field level to: 1) supply sufficient fodder for the farm animals 2) balance crop rotations taking weeds and plant protection into account 3) maximise Nitrogen-fixation from legumes 4) minimise Nitrogen-leaching to the environment. ROTOR software tool: http://beras.eu/what-we-do/era-guidelines/ at the bottom of the page.
Title:
Policy interventions for Ecological Recycling Agriculture
Date:
Nov 2011
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Policy Interventions for Ecological Recycling Agriculture explores the policy options available to governments that wish to promote a conversion to Ecological Recycling Agriculture. It concludes that national flexibility is considerable both in terms of legislation, taxation and financial support schemes. For EU member states, there exist a number of little-used possibilities to utilize funding from the Common Agricultural Policy to reward farmers for recycling practices.
Title:
BERAS book: Farming for the Future - with a focus on the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Sep 2012
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Description:
This book describes how Ecological Recycling Agriculture farming can reduce the eutrophication of the Baltic Sea and help to reduce climate change. It presents descriptions of the ecosystems that support the health of the biosphere - terrestrial and marine, the climate, and global food production. A historical overview of agricultural practices which can deplete the resources that support our existence is given. It explains how we can restore fertility to the soil, bring depleted land back to bloom and produce food that can nourish the world.
Project:
Title:
Baltadapt Strategy for adaptation to climate change in the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Sep 2013
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Description:
The Baltadapt Strategy for adaptation to climate change in the Baltic Sea Region (see http://strategy.baltadapt.eu) is a proposal preparing the ground for later political endorsement throughout the BSR. Its overriding aim is a connected region with informed actors on all levels responding to climate change in a way that ensures prosperity, competiveness, as well as clean water, and rich and healthy wildlife. It aims to be instrumental in mobilizing joint action in areas of work that require or significantly benefit from macro-regional cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region.
Project:
Title:
Baltadapt Action Plan - Recommended actions and guidelines for climate change adaptation in the BSR
Date:
Sep 2013
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Description:
The overriding goal of the Baltadapt Action Plan (see http://actionplan.baltadapt.eu) is to promote the implementation of the Baltic Sea Region Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change and to specify priority activities for the macro-region in the field of adaptation to climate change impacts. By recommending actions and proposing guidelines for climate change adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region, the action plan aims at strengthening the capacity for adaptation action at all relevant levels and at enhancing the adaptive capacity of the BSR.
Project:
Title:
Baltic Sea Region sub-section in Climate-ADAPT
Date:
Sep 2013
Description:
The Baltic Sea Region sub-section in the European Adaptation Platform "Climate-ADAPT" is accessible at http://climate-adapt.eea.europa.eu/transnational-regions/baltic-sea/. It derives from the concept for a web-based information portal about climate change adaptation in the BSR developed within Baltadapt (see Baltadapt Report #12). Climate-ADAPT will be strengthend as an up-to-date portal and especially its section on transnational regions will be enriched with sound science information and implementation options.
Project:
Title:
Sectoral Impact Assessments for the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Aug 2013
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Description:
The sectoral impact assessments carried out in Baltadapt focus on climate change impacts on fish stocks and fisheries, coastal infrastructure, coastal tourism as well as marine biodiversity. Combined into one publication of the EUCC Coastline Report Series, they are available at http://www.eucc-d.de/coastline-reports-21-2013.html
Project:
Title:
Film: Ripples on Baltic Waters
Date:
Sep 2014
Description:
In Ripples on Baltic waters you meet three farmers from Latvia, Sweden and Germany that produce food and energy in a way that is good for the environment and society as a whole. By establishing wetlands, recycling toilet waste and using animal manure in a smart way they reduce nutrient leakage from the fields. If more farmers follow their lead, the Baltic Sea and watercourses in the region will have a brighter future. The Latvian farmer introduced in the film, Juris Cirulis, who runs the Mezaciruli family farm, was subsequently awarded the WWF Baltic Farmer of the Year Award for 2014.
Project:
Title:
Investments in upgrading Vecauce farm biogas plant for improved environmental effect (Latvia)
Date:
Sep 2014
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Description:
Improvements in the Vecauce farm biogas plant in Latvia in digestate storage capacity, slurry spreading and biomass pre-treatment and feeding bring about • improved energy yield due to better fermentation of solid substrates; • cleaner waters and better soils from using perennial grasses instead of maize silage; • increased nutrient recycling and more efficient organic fertilization Vecauce is a research and training farm of the Latvian University of Agriculture and also welcomes delegations of farmers and policy makers to study visits.
Project:
Title:
5th Greener Agriculture for a Bluer Baltic Sea Conference
Date:
Sep 2014
Description:
The Conference ‘Greener Agriculture for a Bluer Baltic Sea 2014’ was arranged for the 5th straight year, this time in Warsaw, Poland on 23-24 September 2014 as a cooperative effort of international and Polish organisations. The event attracted 210 participants from 12 countries with various backgrounds again proving its value for the stakeholders as a platform for knowledge sharing and cross-sector dialogue. The theme of this year's conference was 'Shared sea-shared challenges-shared solutions'. Conference report is available on the website www.gabbs.eu.
Project:
Title:
Agri-environmental Communication Navigator
Date:
Sep 2014
Description:
Baltic Compass and Baltic Compact have promoted the role of communication in agri-environment management and the empowerment of farmers in agri-environment decisions and actions. The Baltic Communication Navigator for Agri-Enviro-Solutions integrates theory, experiences and lessons collected from stakeholders across the BSR to support step-by-step process management in local agri-environmental projects. It highlights possible communication challenges in each step and proposes ways to overcome conflicts. State Agency for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas of the Federal State Schleswig-Holstein from Germany as the host welcomes users to participate in further development of the tool.
Project:
Title:
Report: More from agriculture-testing the concept and practise of locally driven environmental initatives
Date:
Sep 2014
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Description:
The report integrates the theory of ecosystem based management and the communication concept developed in Baltic COMPASS with case studies across the BSR and observations about the new CAP to uncover ways to achieve more from agriculture with respect to water quality and connected benefits. It concludes that the existing political and cooperation frameworks do allow to implement a more balanced and engaging agri-environmental management and that invididuals hold the key to change: open and honest communication.
Project:
Title:
Aquabest Recommendations on sustainable aquaculture
Date:
Feb 2014
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Description:
Aquabest project tested various paths towards sustainable aquaculture growth. Sustainability can demonstrably be achieved by implementing best technologies and practices, which would be subject to smart and efficient regulation. Recommendations for stakeholders are based on project activities and stakeholder dialogue, which are also documented in over 30 Aquabest working reports. The final report of Aquabest project towards decision makers.
Project:
Title:
Aquabest Code of Conduct on sustainable aquaculture
Date:
Sep 2012
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Description:
A policy paper, which is based on stakeholder questionnaires and series of stakeholder meetings, to identify bottlenecks in the development of BSR aquaculture. Code of Conduct defined political-strategic goals, for which tools were developed during the Aquabest project. Recommendations for stakeholders are based on project activities and stakeholder dialogue, which are also documented in over 30 Aquabest working reports. The final report of Aquabest project towards decision makers.
Project:
Title:
Spatial planning guidelines for Baltic Sea Region aquaculture
Date:
Mar 2014
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Description:
A spatial planning process for fish and mussel farming was conducted in the region of Jämtland and Kalmar. The purpose was to suggest a common road map/manual for localizing sustainable aquaculture farms in the Baltic Sea Region. The manual was created in a real case scenario where ten fish farming locations and twelve favourable blue mussel farming sites were pointed out in the region of Kalmar.
Project:
Title:
Feasibility study guidelines for aquaculture recirculation farming
Date:
Feb 2014
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Description:
To evaluate preconditions of establishing new fish farms, feasibility studies are often carried out by public decision makers and private sector. Feasibility study guidelines to promote use of the Danish recirculation farming concept (Model fish farms) to the entire Baltic Sea region was produced. The guidelines was field tested in Belarus.
Project:
Title:
Guidelines on agri-environmental practices for farmers and advisors
Date:
Aug 2013
Description:
The project website holds information on 50 different agri-environmental measures and their suitability for different farms. Through these measures, the farmers can reduce nutrient losses from farms as well as save money, by improving practices and investing in best available technology. Some of the measures require public funding to be sustainable, but some do not require any additional funding. You can learn more about agri-environmental measures suitable for the Baltic Sea Region at http://www.balticdeal.eu/measures/selection_measures/
Project:
Title:
Fully operational demonstration farms and demonstration farm network in partner countries
Date:
Sep 2013
Description:
The demonstration farm network is established and operational in all 7 project countries (FI, EE, LV, LT, PL, DK, SE) uniting 117 farms. The description of all network farms is available here: http://www.balticdeal.eu/farms/ Description of measures and investments made on demo farms is available here: http://www.balticdeal.eu/documents/reportenvironmental-measures-and-investments-on-baltic-deal-demonstration-farms/
Project:
Title:
Strategy for development of agri-environmental advisory services in BSR
Date:
Jul 2013
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Description:
The strategy outlines the future cooperation possibilities of the agricultural advisory organizations in BSR. The key message of the strategy is to continue to strengthen the transnational co-operation among advisory actors. This must be done in light of varying national competence areas, a variation that stimulates knowledge transfer across national borders. Another key message is the need to strengthen demonstration farm networks nationally and internationally and provide advisory support.
Project:
Title:
Common vision of BSR farmers’ organisations on sustainable development
Date:
Aug 2012
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Description:
13 farmers’ organisations from eight countries around the Baltic Sea within the Baltic Farmers’ Forum on the Environment have agreed on joint guidelines for a sustainable agriculture within the whole region. The farmers call for improvement of efficiency of production, which results in higher productivity and less environmental impact.
Project:
Title:
Transnational internet platform for exchange of experiences
Date:
Sep 2013
Description:
The project website http://www.balticdeal.eu/advisory provides information on different topics related to farm advisory, such as recommendations for group advice, advisory services and methods, communication, best cases from the Baltic Deal project and other projects as well as training materials from all countries involved in the project. The information is open to access to any farmer or advisor who is interested in improving the environmental performance of agriculture.
Project:
Title:
Policy recommendations on future regional aquaculture-based fisheries management in the Baltic Sea
Date:
Mar 2014
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Description:
These policy recommendations provide new impulses to the on-going discussion about fisheries management and aquaculture in the frame of the reform of the Common Fishery Policy, the justification of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and the Blue Growth Strategy. The focus is mainly on the opportunities existing for an integration of restocking measures in the frame of regional aspects of fishery policy and for boosting the development of the whole aquaculture sector in the Baltic Sea Region.
Project:
Title:
Fisheries management in coastal waters of the Baltic Sea
Date:
Jan 2014
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Description:
New options for a sustainable coastal fisheries management can be developed using linkages between fishery and aquaculture. Stocking and restocking activities and mussel cultivation are examples of an ecosystem-friendly approach to use and maintain natural stocks. Based on four cross-border case studies in the Szczecin, Vistula, Curonian Lagoon and the Gulf of Riga, the status of an area-based fisheries management in coastal waters of the Baltic Sea Region was analysed and lessons learned were compiled.
Project:
Title:
Recommendations for the branding and promotion of aquaculture products
Date:
Feb 2014
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Description:
The interest in tracing the origin of food products combined with detailed information about healthy and nutritious components is increasing among modern consumers. If they know where and how farmed fish was produced and perceive it as a regional high-quality product, the whole sector will benefit. This survey provides an overview of the promotion of aquaculture products in Norway, Turkey, Estonia and Mecklenburg-West Pomerania/Germany. It includes also recommendations for the branding and promotion of aquaculture products.