BERAS Reports (2003-2006)

The results from research carried out in BERAS project (2003-2006) form the basis for the current BERAS Implementation project (2010-2013) and are made available in seven reports. These reports together with an executive summary can be accessed below. A summary of the main findings is also available under Scientific background.

Baltic Ecological Recycling Agriculture and Society (BERAS)  
Executive Summary (not in printed version)

BERAS executive summary, Granstedt. A. 2007.


Beras report nr 1 - Local and organic food and farming around the Baltic Sea

Ekologiskt lantbruk nr 40. Sepännen, L (ed.). July 2004.


Beras report nr 2 - Effective recycling agriculture around the Baltic Sea

Ekologiskt lantbruk nr 41. Granstedt, A., Seuri, P. and Thomsson, O.. December 2004.


Beras report nr 3 - Economical studies within WP3. 

Ekologiskt lantbruk nr 43. Possibilities for and Economic Consequences of Switching to Local Ecological Recycling Agriculture, Sumelius, J. (Ed). 2005


Beras report nr 4 - Obstacles and solutions in Use of Local and Organic Food

Ekologiskt lantbruk nr 44. Kakriainen, S., von Essen H. (ed.). Augusti 2005.


Beras report nr 5 - Environmental impacts of ecological food systems - final report from BERAS

Ekologiskt lantbruk nr 46. Granstedt, A., Thomsson, O. and Schneider, T. January 2006.


Beras report nr 6 - Approaches to Social Sustainability in Alternative Food Systems

Ekologiskt lantbruk nr 47. Sumelius, J. & Vesala, K.M. (eds.). December 2005.


Beras report nr 7 - The Power of Local - Sustainable Food Systems around the Baltic Sea

Ekologiskt lantbruk Eds: Kahiluoto, H., Berg, P.G. , Granstedt, A., Fisher, H. & Thomsson, O June 2006 

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