Making a difference in farming

Farming and food systems are important parts of the EU Green Deal and the European Farm to Fork strategy.  

Much of the land area in the North Sea Region is fertile and used for intensive farming. Therefore, we support projects that promote sustainable farming and food supply chains.    

 

Discover projects on sustainable farming

Browse the projects below and visit their websites to learn more about their exciting achievements:

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BEESPOKE: Raising crop pollination success 

BEESPOKE addresses the decline in pollinator numbers seen in the past decade. The project  develops methods and capacities to increase levels of local, wild pollinators and crop pollination.  

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CANAPE: Creating nature-based products

CANAPE develops methods and markets for eco-friendly peatland farming called paludiculture. This involves sustainable harvest and use of wild plants growing in restored peatlands.

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Carbon Farming: Promoting climate-friendly agriculture 

The project explores farming practices that store more carbon. The partners also explore how this can be part of a sustainable farming economy.  

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PARTRIDGE: Raising farmland biodiversity

In PARTRIDGE, farmers, hunters, and conservationists work together to increase biodiversity on arable lands by 30%.  

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REFRAME: Local food supply chains

REFRAME supports short food supply chains and small-scale farmers, reframing food value chains to benefit people and the environment. 

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SalFar: Promoting saline farming 

In response to global heating, SalFar develops saline farming. Using salt-tolerant crops and irrigation with brackish water, SalFar helps safeguard food production in the future. 

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SMARTGREEN: Making greenhouse production greener

Growing fruit, vegetables, and ornamental plants in greenhouses is quite energy-intensive. SMARTGREEN increases the energy efficiency of greenhouse production to lower the industry's CO2 footprint. 

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SOILCOM: Revitalising soils to benefit farming and the environment

The project supports authorities and farmers to make the most of compost derived from biological waste. This improves soil quality and enhances soil ecosystem services.

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