Environmentally Friendly Smart Organic Agriculture

EFSOA project will conduct scientific research and create information and technological conditions for the development of competitive and environmentally safe organic production.

Main Activities

Main activities include establishment of the demonstration smart organic farm and pilot environmentally friendly and effective technological solutions in Finland and Russia. Project will also make a comprehensive assessment of the environmental impact of organic production on the environment. Agricultural students and farmers are offered training in organic production. The food chain from the producers to costumers is piloted accompanied with supportive material.

WP 1. Information

  • Organic Information Portal
  • Information and Management Tool for smart organic farming
  • Electronic monitoring system

WP2. Agriculture

  • The methodology and the models of C and N transformations in local organic agroecosystems
  • Plant protection products and recycled organic fertilizers with recommendation
  • Electronic technological schemes of organic crops cultivation
  • Experimental demonstration field and demonstration farm

WP3. Environment

Environmental assessments and modeling on sites, farms and Programme area:

  • Carbon sequestration
  • GHG emissions
  • Carbon balance
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Nitrogen leaching

WP4. Consumers

  • Creation of a community of organic farms and gardeners in Russia
  • Questionnaires results on interests and preferences of consumers for organic products
  • A model organic food chain (organic farmers-food industry-consumers) for a pilot area
  • Video “Environmentally Friendly production of organic products” and leaflets
  • Educational activities

Project Duration: 01.03.2020-31.08.2022

Lead Partner

Institute for Engineering and Environmental Problems in Agricultural Production, IEEP – branch of FSAC VIM (RUS)

Partners

Natural Resources Institute Finland, Luke (FIN)

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, XAMK (FIN);

All-Russian Research Institute of Plant Protection, FSBSI VIZR (RUS)

 

Funded by the European Union, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Finland