Many farmers are prepared to go the extra mile to help save the Baltic Sea. Each of this year’s winning farmers have taken measures on their own initiatives to farm more sustainably and reduce nutrient runoff. Here, you’ll have the chance to meet these farmers and learn more about the actions they are taking to make a difference.
“Lisko Farm checks all the boxes when it comes to the recommended farming practices, while serving as an excellent example of how successful crop production and environmental protection can coexist.” – International Jury
A major solution to the problem of eutrophication lies in the adoption of more sustainable farming practices. Together with farmers and other experts from across the Baltic Sea region, WWF has identified a number of key sustainable farming practices that make a difference. These include methods that are focused on keeping nutrients and water on land, utilizing fertilizers more efficiently, and reducing runoff.
In 2019, Kristian and Maria Lundgaard-Karlshoj received the Grand Prize Regional Baltic Sea Farmer of the Year Award in recognition of the impressive range of measures they employ at Ausumgaard I/S to reduce nutrient runoff, as well for their dedication to testing new sustainable and future-proof strategies.
“It meant a lot to us to win the award,” says Kristian. “The recognition gave us more credibility and helped us communicate about the actions we are taking for the environment and climate.”
The WWF Baltic Sea Farmer of the Year 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. Every competition year, juries select 11 national winners from the countries in the Baltic Sea catchment area and one grand prize regional winner.
Last modified 29/10/21