Baltic Sea Farmer of the Year 2018 | WWF

Baltic Sea Farmer of the Year 2018

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.

WWF is inviting individual farmers, family farms and farm enterprises – conventional as well as organic to apply to the competition. The deadline for nominations is 31 March 2018. 

In each country around the Baltic Sea, the competition will select one national winner who will be presented with a certificate and a nominal monetary award of 1,000 Euros. The winners of each national competition will then serve as the nominees from which an international jury will select one regional winner – to be the 2018 Baltic Sea Farmer of the Year. The regional winner will receive a certificate and a monetary award of 10,000 Euros for demonstrating the best range of practices showcased in the entire region.

 

Competition criteria and nomination form

2015 winners

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.

©: Joonas Fritze

Previous years

Meet the winners of the 2015 competition and learn more about how they are collectively making a difference for the Baltic Sea!

Baltic Sea Farmer of the Year Award 2015

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Baltic Sea Farmer of the Year Award 2014

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WWF Baltic Sea Farmer of the Year Award 2013

Baltic Sea Farmer of the Year Award 2013

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A booklet of agricultural solutions and best practices showcased by past winners of the WWF Baltic Sea Farmer of the Year Award

Baltic Sea Agricultural Solutions - Best Practices of Baltic-Friendly Agriculture

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11 Oct 2012 Read more »
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Baltic Sea Farmer of the Year Award 2011

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Baltic Sea Farmer of the Year Award 2010

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22 Nov 2010 Read more »

The Baltic Sea Farmer of the Year Award

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

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