Life Craft

Life Craft: Climate Responsible Agriculture for Latvia

Project Duration: 01/04/2018 – 30/06/2023
Project Beneficiary: Latvian Fund for Nature
Project Partners: Institute for Environmental Solutions, Latvian Rural Advisory and Training Centre, Czech Center for Science and Society
Project Funding: EU LIFE programme, State Regional Development Agency, Republic of Latvia
Project Location: Latvia

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The objective of Climate Responsible Agriculture for Latvia (LIFE CRAFT) is to implement, test, evaluate, promote and provide guidance on effective and economically feasible means for the reduction of agricultural GHG emissions while preserving stable income for farmers by taking an ecosystem-based approach. The project will demonstrate opportunities for practical management practices of agricultural lands for GHG emission reduction purposes as a basis for sustainability of rural areas and stimulus for local economies.

Specific objectives:

  • Increase farmer and political decision-maker awareness about available GHG emission reducing agricultural practices by developing a guidebook that lists all the relevant climate responsible agricultural practices applicable in the Baltic Sea region;
  • Implement, test and demonstrate 3 different GHG emission reducing agricultural management practices at farm level;
  • Adapt remote sensing based monitoring instruments for improved evaluation of national policy efficiency targeting agricultural GHG emission reduction.

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