Baltic Farmers' Forum on Environment


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Our latest newsletter (8.10.18) deals with sustainable development and implementation of the Water Framework Directive and other water related as well as climate issues. Also fresh information about Manure Standards project is available.


NBC Presidium meeting
Aarhus, Denmark 16-17.8.2018

Visit at Arla Innovation Center

Representatives from the Nordic agricultural unions and co-operatives had a two-day meeting in Aarhus. The drought in growing season and its consequences were widely discussed. Besides actual issues, BFFE had own meeting at the first day and and the activities of BFFE were also presented at the Presidium meeting. Presentations can be found on Library page.


HELCOM Ministerial meeting Brussels, 6.3.2018

ministerikokous_bryssel06032018.jpgHigh-level representatives of the Baltic Sea countries met in Brussels on 6 March to discuss state and future of the Baltic marine environment. BFFE represented farmers at the meeting and provided the statement

BFFE Newsletter, published 6.3.2018, also deals with the issue.


NBC Presidium meeting
Hämeenlinna, Finland, 16-18.8.2017

The PNBC_kokous_HML_2017.jpgresidium gathered at Aulanko to discuss the current issues like digitalization. It was also organized the BFFE workshop, which covered HELCOM's latest report on the state of the Baltic Sea, the WFD revision and other specific issues. A summary of the workshop and the presentation on BFFE activities can be found on NBC's website.


Newsletter published

Our latest newsletter (June 2017) continues with the theme of nutrient recycling. In addition, e.g. new P regulation in Denmark and ongoing vacuum cleaning of Swedish lakes are dealt. 

NBC Presidium meeting
Sånga-Säby, Sweden, 26 August 2016


The meeting of NBC presidium was organized in Sånga-Säby, Sweden. Sustainable agriculture was one of the topics of the meeting, and it was adopted the declaration "Position of BFFE/NBC on Climate Efficient and Sustainable Nordic Livestock Breeding".

BFFE/NBC highlights for climate efficient meat production in northern conditions:
1. Grasslands sequestrate and store carbon thus compensating emissions from agricultural sector
2. New EU climate framework offers a role for managed crop and grasslands
3. Livestock sustains nutrient recycling and biodiversity
4. Precautionary animal healthcare enables sustainable livestock production
5. Energy efficiency and sustainable water use are in the core
6. Research and innovation needed for further improvements


BFFE Conference in Hanasaari, Espoo, Finland
25-26 February 2015

The BFFE conference was organized in Hanasaari, Espoo, Finland. The theme of the conference was agricultural water protection and sustainable food production.

Farmers designed the declaration where they expressed their care for the environment and willingness to further improve their practices.

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