Best agricultural practices in my farm
The project aims to involve 150 200 farmers and rural stakeholders from 6 vulnerable to nitrate pollution regions in the Lower Danube Basin in Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova in the effective implementation of the Rules for Good Agricultural Practice contributing to the reduction of negative impacts of agriculture on the quality of surface and ground waters. Local NGOs in cooperation with specialists, farmers, media and others will help reinforce national and transboundary cooperation and the ecosystem approach for protecting the Danube River. The project is implemented with the financial support of UNDP/GEF within the framework of the Regional Cooperative Grants Programme Danube Regional Grants managed by the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe. The target group comprises farmers, agricultural producers, specialists, media and the larger local community. The project has about 500 direct and 12 000 indirect beneficiaries with impact on the better part of the population in the rural areas. The total project budget is 36 600 USD.
- Exchange of information about the process of adoption of the Codes of Good Agricultural Practice in the three countries and the concept of Best Agricultural Practice within the UNDP/GEF Danube Regional Project.
- Training courses for farmers and local experts to strengthen the implementation capacities for nutrient reduction and transboundary cooperation.
- Media competitions dedicated to Danube Day 2006 and publicity events highlighting project topics and achievements.
- Cross-border study visits to organic farms and sites of the Danube Regional Project in Bulgaria and Romania.
- Establishment of local networks in the three countries for follow up activities and cooperation.