PROJEKTPARTNERS

JTI-Swedish Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Engineering (Sweden)
Latvia University of Agriculture (Latvia)
Union Farmers’ Parliament (Latvia)
Zemgale Planning region (Latvia)
ProAgria Southern Finland
Jelgava Local Municipality (Latvia)
Nylands Svenska Lantbrukssällskap (Sweden)
City of Loviisa (Finland)
County Administrative Board of Östergotland (Sweden)

Jelgava Local Municipality (Latvia)

FUND: 118858.05eur
Cofinancing: 85 %
Contribution: 20975.00eur
Total budget: 139833.00eur

JLM every single year within its budget limits and attracting EU funding implements numerous amelioration projects in rural and inhabited territories. JLM has a great experience in organization of activities related to the sustainable management of nature resources.

www.jelgavasnovads.lv

Nylands Svenska Lantbrukssällskap (Sweden)

FUND: 18499.50eur
Cofinancing: 75 %
Contribution: 6166.50eur
Total budget: 24666.00eur

Nylands Svenska Lantbruksällskap (NSL) is an extension union for agriculture and rural areas, owned by farmers. The core of operation is advisory services to the Swedish speaking farmers and to small rural enterprises in Uusimaa province. The services include specific advising services to dairy and beef farms; to crop production farms and to rural enterprises. The turnover was in 2013 852.151 euro, with 14 employees. The role of NSL is essential for the project: the target area farmers are the clients of NSL and to ensure the good cooperation and positive attitude towards the proposed actions, NSL advisors have an important role as contact persons and intermediates between the farmers and other project partners.

www.nsl.fi

City of Loviisa (Finland)

FUND: 45499.51eur
Cofinancing: 75 %
Contribution: 15166.50eur
Total budget: 60666.01eur

The environmental department of Loviisan kaupunki (Loviisa city) administration is the local environment protection authority responsible of the region of Loviisa city and municipality of Lapinjärvi. Protection of water bodies and preventive actions against pollution and eutrophication are important for the city and region situated by the coast. The agriculture and other activities in the area have significant impact on the waters (sea, rivers and lakes). Loviisanjoki is a small river with a catchment area of about 110 km2 on the territory of Loviisa and Lapinlahti municipalities. The river flows to Gulf of Finland at the bay Loviisanlahti, which is rather shallow and eutrophicated. Loviisanlahti is located in the center of Loviisa city and therefore important for recreation for local people and for tourists. All efforts to minimize nutrient flow into Loviisanlahti and further to the Baltic Sea are important and the core tasks of the environmental department of Loviisan kaupunki. Loviisa city facts: Population: Official population, 31 December 2010 – 15,595 Personnel: Permanent staff, according to the personnel plan approx. 1,050 Area: Land area 819.19km2 Inland water area 26.00km2 Seawater area 906.39km2 Total 1,751.58km2

www.loviisa.fi

County Administrative Board of Östergotland (Sweden)

FUND: 143102.25eur
Cofinancing: 75 %
Contribution: 47700.00eur
Total budget: 190803.00eur

The County Administrative Board (CAB), is the national government representative office in the county of Östergötland, in areas of environment, nature, competence sourcing, the business community, transport, infrastructure etc. The CAB’s task is to coordinate these and other areas of public responsibility to achieve efficient solutions for a sustainable society in which economic development, the environment and social welfare are interlinked. The CAB also has the task of ensuring that the county’s citizens receive the level of service the Government has decided on, that municipalities and companies comply with laws and regulations and that nationwide objectives adopted by the Government are achieved in Östergötland County. Department of agriculture is very active in the project “Focus on nutrients”, the largest single undertaking in Sweden to reduce losses of nutrients to air and water from livestock and crop production. CAB has contributed to the project during 10 years and now has the administrative responsibility for five counties in South-East Sweden. The department of agriculture gives advice to farmers and group of farmers concerning drainage, construction of wetlands for nutrient retention, pesticide use, nutrient balances, loss of nutrients from farmland, soil compaction etc. Projects to reduce nutrient losses to the local recipient and into the Baltic Sea have been done in close cooperation with farmers, drainage associations and advisors/consultants. Thanks to working with the EU Rural Development Programme, CAB has profound knowledge about the farmers’ situation as related to productivity and environmental concerns. In the region of Östergötland there are existing reference sites for measures, e.g. two-stage ditches, as well as potential new demonstration areas for the project.

www.lansstyrelsen.se/ostergotland

JTI-Swedish Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Engineering (Sweden)

FUND: 188283.75eur
Cofinancing: 75 %
Contribution: 62761.25eur
Total budget: 251045.00eur

JTI – Swedish Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering is an industrial research institute engaged in research, development, innovation and information in the areas of agricultural engineering and environmental technology. JTI belong to the SP-group, Technical Research Institute of Sweden with about 1 400 employees. JTI has close links with trade and industry. In collaboration with trade and industry, we produce results that can be translated directly into real-life practice. Our work provides companies and authorities with a better basis for decision-making, a powerful competitive edge, less impact on the environment and wiser management of natural resources. Quite often JTI cooperates in projects with farmers, farmers advisory organizations and farmers organizations both in Sweden and Baltic Sea countries. The annual turnover year 2014 was 5,5 MEUR and JTI has about 60 employees. The head office is located in Uppsala and JTI has one office in Lund with four employees (Southern Sweden) and one office in Skara (Western Sweden) with one employee. JTI has been and is involved in EU-funded projects, Baltic Sea Region projects, and international as well as national funded projects, i.e. JTI has a long experience in various types of international projects. Among our staff we have well-reputed project leaders, high qualified specialists as well as experienced technical staff.

www.jti.se

Latvia University of Agriculture (Latvia)

FUND: 85999.60eur
Cofinancing: 85 %
Contribution: 15176.00eur
Total budget: 101176.00eur

Latvia University of Agriculture is the only higher agricultural education establishment in Latvia and it aims to: promote intellectual potential for rural development in agriculture; encourage young people to acquire higher academic and professional education; develop research; contribute to the cultural development; study, maintain and perfect the gained experience from the Latvian people and pass it over to the future generations. The university is multi-profiled. Besides the traditional study fields, LLU also provides multiform unique study programmes related with advanced agriculture, veterinary medicine, food production, forestry and landscape architecture. About 7000 students and more than 300 lecturers and researchers carry out research significant for Latvia, Baltic Sea Region and are involved in research programs of the European Union. The university is located in Jelgava – an old cultural city that is only 40 km from the capital of Latvia – Riga. Jelgava is recognized as a true student city. Faculty of Rural Engineering is the second biggest faculty of the University, where new engineers – construction, environment and water management specialists, land surveyors, as well as landscape designers and planners, are prepared. At the faculty, there are four scientific laboratories and two of them are located in advanced two story premises, which allows the use of all the functional possibilities. Students at the Faculty work with up-to-date equipment, thus having an opportunity to comprehend causalities existing in the nature and to apply them in a particular task in their future work.

www.llu.lv