Political engagement

BERAS Implementation is a genuine ecological alternative for a good environmental status of the Baltic Sea, mitigating adverse climate effects from agriculture, and secures a sustainable and prosperous development in the region. The project develops various concepts and supports practical implementation. This is partly consumer-driven but we also need to change the institutional frameworks such as the EU Common Agriculture Policy (CAP). Our task is both to make changes in the framework and to properly understand the opportunities for change in the existing rules and regulations by giving recommendations for policies, legislation and strategies.

The project has a political recognition with support from Ministries, local and regional authorities and from all National Ecological and Environmental NGOs in the Baltic Sea Region including Norway and Russia. This network gives us the opportunity to properly discuss and formulate policy instruments to overcome economic barriers for conversion and provide long term economic incentives to allow a fundamental transformation away from external input dependent and agro-chemical intensive agriculture to Ecological Recycling Agriculture.

For questions and more information regarding our work with CAP please contact:

Södertörn University

Prof. Per Wramner

For questions and information about BERAS Implementation please contact the national coordinator of your country of interest:  

Did you know?

Clover and other leguminous species have the capacity to fix atmospheric nitrogen due to their symbiosis with rhizobium bacteria in their root nodules.

The nitrogen fixated in the soil functions as fertilizer for other crops in a crop rotation.

Fixation of nitrogen builds up the humus content in the soil which also has the advantage of reducing it as a greenhouse gas in the atmosphere