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.


Results of the Project will help to improve competitiveness, increase economic activity and knowledge based economy and help to maintain and achieve skilled labour force and pure nature and waters, which are also the main regional needs identified in the regional strategies.


Project Manager

Tuija Ranta-Korhonen



Environmentally Friendly Smart Organic Agriculture - EFSOA

01.03.2020 - 31.08.2022


Hallinnoija: Institute for Engineering and Environmental Problems in Agricultural Production, branch of Federal State Budgetary Scientific Institution “Federal Scientific Agri engineering Centre VIM”

Osatoteuttajat: Federal State Budget Scientific Institution “All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection”, (FSBSI VIZR), Natural Resources Finland Institute (Luke), South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk)


Kokonaisbudjetti: 860 000 €

Xamkin osuus kokonaisbudjetista: 120 000 €

Rahoittaja ja päärahoituslähde: South-Eastern Finland – Russia CBC 2014-2020

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