Seminar on promotion of Best Environmental Practices and Best Available Technologies to reduce environmental impacts of Industrial Livestock Farming was arranged by CCB with the financial support of the EU LIFE Programme on 16 December 2016 at the premises of Velikie Luki State Agricultural Academy in Velikie Luki, Pskov Region of Russia.
The objective of the seminar was to support the reduction of pollution impacts originating from Industrial Livestock Production in transboundary river basins of the Baltic Sea
The following tasks were accomplished to reach this objective:
- Discuss development of Industrial Livestock Production in the catchment of Western Dvina / Daugava, threats and risks of environmental impacts, especially on water bodies
- Present Best Available Technologies that are used for reduction of environmental impacts from Industrial Livestock Production (pigs, poultry and cattle) as well as Best Agricultural Practices.
- Discuss opportunities of inter- and intrasectorial collaboration for reducing environmental risks, connected to Industrial Livestock Production
The Seminar was attended by more than 50 representatives of farms, authorities (environmental enforcement, water management, agriculture, municipal), academia, NGOs, media, experts from Russia and Sweden, as well as representatives of IFIs (NEFCO).
Full programme of the Seminar is available here.
Presentations of the Seminar are available at the following links (NOTE: presentations are in Russian):
- Monitoring of transboundary water bodies on the territory of Pskov Region – Irina Sbeitan, Head of the Lab, Pskovvodhoz; Irina Ivanova, Deputy Head, Dept. of Water Management for Pskov Region, Neva-Ladoga Water Management Board
- Instruments of transboundary river basin management: EU Water Framework Directive and Schemes of Comprehensive Use and Protection of Water Bodies (Russia) – Ekaterina Uspenskaya, Ecocentrum/Friends of the Baltic, St.Petersburg
- Industrial Livestock Production in the Baltic Sea Region: state of play, challenges and environnmental requirements of the European Union and the Convention on Protection of the Baltic Sea Marine Environment (HELCOM) – Mikhail Durkin, Executive Secretary, Coalition Clean Baltic, Sweden
- Industrial Livestock Production in Russia: environmental aspects / scenario for activities with a close look at Western Dvina catchment – Yulia Arzhankova, Velikie Luki State Agricultural Academy
- Implementation of the plan to introduce BAT for Intensive Rearing of Poultry and Pigs – Alexander Bryukhanov, Institute of Agroengineering and Environmental Problems of Agricultural Production, St.Petersburg, Russia
- Questionnaire for collection of data from agricultural entities to define Best Available Technologies – Eduard Vasiljev, Institute of Agroengineering and Environmental Problems of Agricultural Production, St.Petersburg, Russia
- Increase of nitrogen uptake/utilisation through application of Best Available Technologies for Intensive Rearing of Poultry and Pigs – Natalia Kozlova, Institute of Agroengineering and Environmental Problems of Agricultural Production, St.Petersburg, Russia
- Opportunities for financing environmental projects in Industrial Livestock Production – Vitaly Artyushchenko, Nordic Environmental Finance Corporation (NEFCO)
- Presentation of public monitoring of environmental performance of industrial pig production facilities in Pskov Region by Velikie Luki-based public organization “For honest entrepreneurship at clean land”
Picture gallery of the event is available here
Additional information about legal requirements on handling of manure is presented below
- Clarification of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation and Rosprirodnadzor
- Additoinal information on the legal basis for the application of fresh swine manure
For any further information, please contact Mikhail Durkin
Information in Russian you can find here.