Peer reviewed articles

Some BERAS related peer reviewed publications:

  • Granstedt, A., Tyburskij, J., Stalenga J. 2007. Nutrient Balances in Organic Farms. Baltic Sea project BERAS (Baltic Ecological Recycling Agriculture and Society), results from Poland. In: Scientific Agricultural conference Poznan August, 2007. 

  • Granstedt, A. 2000. Increasing the efficiency of plant nutrient recycling within the agricultural system as a way of reducing nutrient pollution to the Baltic Sea. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 1570 (2000) 1–17. Elsevier Science B.V. Amsterdam
  • Granstedt, A., L-Baeckström, G. 2000. Studies of the preceding crop effect of leys in ecological agriculture. American Journal of Alternative Agriculture, vol. 15, no. 2, pages 68–78. Washington University.


  • Granstedt, A. 1995. Studies on the flow supply and losses of nitrogen and other plant nutrients in conventional and ecological agricultural systems in Sweden. Biological Agriculture and Horticulture.  vol. 11, 51–67.
  • Granstedt A. 1992. Case studies on the flow and supply of nitrogen in alternative farming in Sweden. Biological Agriculture and Horticulture 9:15-63.
  • Helmfried, H., Haden, A. and Ljung M. 2007. The Role of Action Research (AR) in Environmental Research: Learning from a Local Organic Food and Farming Research Project. Journal Systemic Practice and Action Research.
  • Larsson, M., Granstedt, A. and Thomsson, O. 2011. Sustainable Food System –Targeting Production Methods, Distribution or Food Basket Content? .  In Tech - Organic Food and Agriculture / Book 1
  • Larsson, M. and Granstedt, A. 2010. Sustainable governance of the agriculture and the Baltic Sea - agricultural reforms, food production and curbed eutrophication. Ecological Economics, vol. 69, no. 10, 15 August 2010.  
  • Nousiainen, M., Pylkkinen, P., Saunders, F., Seppinen, L., and Vesala, K.M. 2009.  Are Alternative Food Systems Socially Sustainable? A Case Study from Finland. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, Volume 33, Issue 5 July 2009 , pages 566 - 594 

Did you know?

An average Swede uses 4000 m2 of arable land for their food production.

Half of that area, 2000 m2 per person, would be enough if we reduce the amount of meat to about 20% of the food consumed.

2000 m2 per person corresponds to the average of Earth’s total cultivated area, divided equally among all people.