Comprehensive Policy Actions and Investments in Sustainable Solutions in Agriculture in the Baltic Sea Region (Baltic Compass)
Baltic Compass aims to find ways how the agricultural sector in the Baltic Sea Region can produce the daily food required by the region’s 90 million inhabitants and at the same time preserve the Baltic Sea.
- Baltic Compass aims to find ways how the agricultural sector in the Baltic Sea Region can produce the daily food required by the region’s 90 million inhabitants and at the same time preserve the Baltic Sea. The large catchment area and the shallowness and enclosedness of the Baltic Sea make it very vulnerable. The Baltic Sea has 9 riparian countries and therefore close international cooperation as well as sectoral cooperation is needed in order to move towards healthier ecosystems in the whole Baltic Sea Region.
- Baltic Compass is a Pan Baltic project where the 22 partners from all the riparian countries share their practical and scientific knowledge about agriculture and the environment. Baltic Compass will thus function as a regional platform where participants and stakeholders can develop more efficient agro-environmental policies, share innovations and best practises, create scientific scenarios and facilitate investments. Baltic Compass fosters win-win solutions for agriculture and environment and thus led to more sustainable rural economies.
- The expectations on Baltic Compass is to contribute with sharing of practical solutions and innovations (web portal), business and investment facilitation (advice and networking), strategic risk assessment concerned with land use and animal husbandry (science and scenarios) and the policy adaptation required (political and ministerial level dialogue).
- The concrete benefit for the farmers will be better access to decision support when investing for future businesses in the sensitive Baltic ecosystems – independently in which Baltic Sea Region country.
- Baltic Compass is regarded as a strategic level project by the financier the Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013 for its contributions to investments and policy environments. The project will in a practical manner encompass the political ideas of the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan and the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.
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Part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund)
The partnership composition reflects a territorial and cross-sectorial approach needed to address the project problem on a strategic level. The partnership consists of 22 authorities, institutions, and interest organizations in 9 riparian countries: Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. Russia is integrated in the associated partnership status in order to secure all-Baltic coverage.