On 25 November 2016, a CCB Workshop on Industrial Animal Farming (IAF) and Environmentally Sound Agriculture was arranged in Riga/Jelgava, Latvia. The Workshop continued the series of similar events that CCB has carried out in previous years (a report from the workshops in Vilnius and Vitebsk is available here).
The target audience was mainly local stakeholders such as local authorities, farmers, agri-advisory services and academia, and the workshop focused on promoting Best Available Technology (BAT) for IAF, as well as wise nutrient management.
The workshop was held at the premises of Latvian Agriculture University in the small city of Jelgava, situated within the Nitrate Vulnerable Zone of the Lielupe River basin. CCB’s Member Organization, Environmental Protection Club of Latvia (VAK) hosted the event.
Below you can download the agenda and the presentations from the workshop:
- EU and the Baltic Sea, Susanna Kaasinen, HELCOM Secretariat
- Nitrate Directive Adoption in Latvia, Iveta Ozolina, Ministry of Agriculture of Latvia
- Opportunities for BAT financing, Anja Nysten, Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO), Finland
- Industrial Animal Farming in the Baltic Sea Region, Mikhail Durkin, Coalition Clean Baltic
- A Case Study of Environmentally Sound IAF Example from Latvia, Juris Cīrulis, Mezaciruli Farm
- Baltic Slurry Acidification Project, Janis Kazotnieks, Rural Advisory and Training Centre
- Comment from Estonia; Minimum Requirements for Manure Storage Capacities and BREF for Cattle IAF, Alex Lotman, Estonian Fund for Nature
- Comments from Belarus; Challenges with Veterinary Pharmaceuticals, Natalia Blyshchik, Centre for Environmental Solutions, Minsk, Belarus
- Comment from Russia; Best Available Techniques – prospects for implementation in the Russian Federation, Ekaterina Shalavina, Institute for Engineering and Environmental Problems in Agricultural Production, IEEP, St.Petersburg, Russia
- Organic Agriculture and its Role in Maintaining Good Condition of Soil and Water Protection, Maria Staniszewska, CCB / Polish Ecological Club
- Nutrient Resources Management within Baltic Agriculture – the Key to Solve the Baltic Eutrophication Problem, Gunnar Norén, CCB
- Nutrient Balanced Fertilisation at a Farm Level: How to Do It?, Dietrich Schulz, Commission on Agriculture, Germany
- Edge-of-field Practices for Water Quality Benefits:Research and Innovation in Latvia, Ainis Lagzdins, Latvia University of Agriculture
- List of Participants