CLIMATE - SOIL - BALTIC SEA - BIODIVERSITY

Research information to different actors in the food system

Project: Strengthening BSAG´s company and farmer cooperation

Duration: 2021-2022

Person in charge: Michaela Ramm-Schmidt, BSAG (michaela.ramm-schmidt@bsag.fi)

Funder: Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation

Short description:

The project continues to strengthen the BSAG´s work with the farmers and companies; and it is strongly connected with other work of the Carbon Action platform. Concise and practical fact-based information about regenerative farming is produced for the farmers. In addition, companies need information on the principles of carbon farming; allowing, for example, including them in the companies’ sourcing criteria and developing new, even carbon neutral, products. Furthermore, companies must be encouraged to educate their contract farmers and to produce information for the consumers.

The information produced will be delivered to the farmers and companies in the form of trainings, advisory work, meetings, demonstrations, articles as well as other types of communication. Furthermore, the project aims to build open communication and constructive dialogue between the different actors, such as decision-makers, farmers, researchers, and companies. Consequently, the actors will acquire better understanding of what is needed from each of them to achieve change. Additionally, colliding the different actors and co-development brings new points of view; as the amount of information grows, sustainable treatment of the soil and carbon farming will become increasingly more commonplace.