The winners of the WWF Baltic Sea Farmer of the Year Award 2015 have all taken measures on their own initiative to reduce nutrient runoff to the Baltic Sea.
Many farmers are prepared to go the extra mile in order to help save the Baltic Sea. The winners of the WWF Baltic Sea Farmer of the Year Award 2015 have all taken measures on their own initiative to reduce nutrient runoff to the Baltic Sea.
The WWF Baltic Sea Farmer of the Year Award competition was launched in 2009 by WWF in cooperation with farmers’ organizations from around the Baltic Sea. It’s intended to highlight best practices in “Baltic-friendly” farming and to recognize and promote farmers who are practicing innovative measures to reduce nutrient runoff from their farms.
“Farmers are often blamed for the problems we face today with the Baltic Sea,” says Ottilia Thoreson, Manager of WWF Baltic Ecoregion Programme. “With this award we can truly showcase and raise awareness about all the good initiatives being practised in the region, to achieve more environmentally friendly farming. Farmers are part of the solution and are the best at teaching each other about new practices to change the future for the Baltic Sea.”
Click the link below to download this year’s Competition Recap and learn more about the farmers who are going the extra mile to save the Baltic Sea and make a difference!