The award will be given to the most Baltic-friendly farmers in recognition for leading the way in innovative measures to reduce nutrient run-off to the Baltic Sea.
Previous winners in 2015, Finnish Minna Sakki-Eerola and Markus Eerola, were awarded for their precise and innovative techniques that incorporated environmental concerns in the day-to-day activities and successfully retain nutrients at their organic crop farm Knehtilä.
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 ...02 Nov 2015 Read more »
Many farmers take innovative measures to help reduce nutrient runoff to the Baltic Sea and achieve sustainable farming. With the Baltic Sea Farmer of ...23 Aug 2013 Read more »
This booklet is a compilation of agricultural solutions – best practices showcased by past winners of the Baltic Sea Farmer of the Year Award. The ...11 Oct 2012 Read more »
Eutrophication or nutrient overload is the single largest environmental problem in the Baltic Sea. Agricultural runoff is the main cause. A major ...31 Oct 2011 Read more »
The Baltic Sea Farmer of the Year Award, founded in 2009, is part of the WWF Baltic Ecoregion Programme. Previous recipients of the regional award: Katariina Vapola and Jyrki Ankelo from Finland (2009); Håkan and Teri Lee Eriksson from Sweden (2010); Marian Rak from Poland (2011); Juhan Särgava from Estonia (2013); Juris Cirulis and Vija Cirule from Latvia (2014); Minna Sakki-Eerola and Markus Eerola from Finland (2015)More on the Award
The Baltic Ecoregion Programme is comprised of WWF and NGO partners in each of the nine coastal Baltic Sea countries. We are committed to reducing the threat of eutrophication to the Baltic Sea and is therefore working to reduce the inputs of both phosphorus and nitrogen to the sea, with a specific focus on promoting the application of environmentally friendly farming practices in the Baltic catchment area.Read more on the programme and partners