The online training project is a joint effort of the Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG) and Reaktor, known for its artificial intelligence online course ‘Elements of AI’, supported by an impressive line-up of partners: Viking Malt, Valio, Fazer, S Group, Atria, MTK, SLC, Proagria and the city of Lahti.
The e-college provides a comprehensive overview of regenerative farming and its main methods, whilst bearing in mind the unique features and circumstances of the participants’ farms. Viking Malt wanted to be part of this project because it offers means of improving the sustainability of conventional farming.
Regenerative farming is a holistic approach to improving soil health and crops. Studies have shown that its methods yield benefits in terms of productivity, climate impact, water resources and marine protection, as well as biodiversity. While a number of measures have been taken at farms previously, the methods have now been compiled to address the distinct factors that come into play at Finnish farms.
The e-college for regenerative farming builds on the Carbon Action project launched by BSAG, The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra and the Finnish Meteorological Institute. The Carbon Action Platform promotes development and research into accelerating soil carbon sequestration and verifying the results scientifically. The e-college will provide research and farmers’ first-hand experiences in an easy-to-grasp format, accessible to all.
The e-college for regenerative agriculture will go live in February 2021 and the material will be available in Finnish and Swedish. The e-college has been designed for Finnish farmers, but anyone interested in regenerative farming can attend.
You can already register for the course at www.uudistavaviljely.fi