CLIMATE - SOIL - BALTIC SEA - BIODIVERSITY
The goal of the Carbon Action platform is to promote the spreading of climate-smart farming practices and carbon farming in Finland and to help farmers find soil carbon sequestration practices most suitable for their own farms. A group of one hundred voluntary pilot farms, willing to promote research on carbon sequestration and to introduce research-related practices in Finland, have been admitted to Carbon Action.
Carbon Action is farmer-based and constantly taking shape in interaction with the farmers. It has become clear that the farmers are looking for new information on soil carbon sequestration and soil health, and it will be provided in the platform. In addition to information, the Carbon Action provides a broad range of methods on how to promote the development of carbon sequestering farming practices and how to raise awareness of those practices. For the farms involved Carbon Action provides opportunities for networking, creating small groups locally and sharing experiences with the nation-wide carbon network. Each carbon farmer may participate in Carbon Action as little or as much as they like, but some things are expected from all the pilot farms involved in the project.
Carbon Farms get to select the farming practices suitable for their own needs as they implement and test out farming practices that aim to sequester carbon and improve soil health. Each farm is on its part involved in advancing the research and developing practices that maximize carbon sequestration in agricultural soils. Read more about the research done on the Farms here.
In order to achieve the goals of research and developing farming practices, the pilot farms have been expected to do the following:
Examples of the practices done on fields:
New carbon farmers have been gained through business cooperation and through the Carbon Action Club – which is open for all farmers – and by expanding towards the Swedish-speaking farmers in Finland. Digital learning platform ’eCollege’ is being developed, and will be launched at the beginning of 2021.
Carbon Action platform also trains 30 agricultural advisors to become top experts in soil health and carbon farming.
Ask for more information and join the Carbon Action Club. The Club material is in Finnish and Swedish.
Read more about carbon farming practices at the Carbon Action farms: https://www.fieldobservatory.org/FarmingPractices
Designer – Co-operation with farmers
Baltic Sea Action Group
+358 40 777 5515