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Baltic Sea Farmer Award

An award for farmers
who make a difference

WWF supports farmers who are prepared to go the extra mile to help save the Baltic Sea. The Baltic Sea Farmer Award recognizes farmers who implement measures on their own initiative to reduce nutrient runoff and help put a stop to eutrophication.

About the award

The WWF Baltic Sea Farmer Award was first introduced in 2009 with the goal of inspiring farmers and decision-makers across the region to take action to save the Baltic Sea.  It has since been organized eight times by the partner offices in the WWF Baltic Ecoregion Programme. In 2018, Ukraine and Belarus were added to the competition through the Coalition Clean Baltic partnership.

With the award, WWF recognizes individual farmers who are actively taking measures to reduce nutrient runoff and puts a spotlight on their exemplary farms. Every competition year, juries select 11 national winners from the countries in the Baltic Sea catchment area and one grand prize regional winner.

Winners receive a certificate and a nominal monetary award of 1,000 euros. The 11 national winners become nominees from which the international jury selects one regional winner who receives the grand prize of 10,000 euros.

Beyond the competition itself, each of the 11 winners serve as ambassadors of sustainable farming for the entire region – sharing their unique experiences and results for all to learn from.

Read more about the criteria READ MORE ABOUT PREVIOUS WINNERS


Farmers from across the Baltic region were again presented with the WWF Baltic Sea Farmer Award in October 2021.  These exemplary farmers use sustainable farming practices to reduce nutrient runoff to the Baltic Sea. 


Last modified 10/01/24

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