Organic agriculture could help to reduce the negative impact of agriculture to environment

Agriculture is one of the main sources of nutrient pollution to rivers and to Baltic Sea. Measures to reduce emissions from rural areas and agriculture have not yet been effective. Project “EFSOA” searches tools for reducing of negative impact of agriculture on environment and water sources. Organic agriculture could be part of the solution; it is friendly to the environment, it provides more efficient use of nutrients, promotes the development of biodiversity in agro-ecosystems and the accumulation of carbon and nitrogen in humus reserves.

Specific objectives of the project

  1. To conduct scientific research and to create information and technical conditions for the development of competitive, environmentally safe organic production and to establish the demonstration smart organic farm on this basis.
  2. Comprehensive assessment of the environmental impact of organic production on the environment.
  3. Dissemination of information about the benefits of organic farming and products.


Higher education and research cooperation with Russia has been freezed since March 4th 2002, according to the recommendation by Ministry of Education and Culture. Ongoing RDI projects can continue without partners from Russia or Belarus.

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Project Manager

Tuija Ranta-Korhonen



Environmentally Friendly Smart Organic Agriculture - EFSOA

1 March 2020 – 31 August 2022

Project partners

Partners: Natural Resources Finland Institute (Luke), South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk)


Total budget: € 363190

XAMK part of the total budget: € 120 000

Financiers and main source of funding: The project is co-funded by the European Union