CLIMATE - SOIL - BALTIC SEA - BIODIVERSITY
The Carbon Action platform promotes the spreading of climate-smart farming practices and carbon farming in Finland and helps 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. Farmers are looking for new information on soil carbon sequestration and soil health, and it is provided on the platform. For the farms involved, Carbon Action provides opportunities for networking, creating small groups locally, and sharing experiences with the nationwide 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 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 involved in advancing the research and developing practices that maximize carbon sequestration in agricultural soils. Read more about the research done on the farms.
To achieve the goals of research and developing farming practices, the pilot farms are expected to do the following:
Examples of the practices done on fields:
New carbon farmers have become involved 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.
Designer – Co-operation with farmers
Baltic Sea Action Group
+358 40 777 5515