Stakeholder Workshop | 30–31 May 2012 | Norrköping, Sweden
Farming within the Baltic Sea Region will have to meet new challenges. At the same time as agriculture will have to reduce emissions of nutrients to the Baltic Sea and to other ecosystems, it will be necessary to adapt agricultural practices to a changing climate. Many problems and opportunities will be shared by farmers from neighboring countries, whereas others might be significantly different due to diverse natural or societal conditions.
The workshop gave the opportunity to exchange views and approaches with colleagues from other Baltic Sea countries, with facilitation from climate change experts. Together, the workshop's participants identified long-term goals for the sectors in various parts of the region (10 and 50 years) with emphasis on opportunities and challenges in reaching these goals and climate change impacts that might have an effect on the development of the sector and environmental impacts.
Impressions from the workshop
Furthermore, issues that are recommended to be included in the Strategy were identified, including needs that have to be politically addressed and priority areas for political action. Measures that could help to reduce sectoral risks, as well as factors that hamper or support the implementation of adaptation measures in the sector / field were identified, as well as way to overcome identified obstacles.