Project “Optimal catch crop solutions to reduce pollution in the transboundary Venta and Lielupe river basins” (LLI-49 CATCH POLLUTION)

In September, 2019, Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy (VDUŽŪA) together with partners from the Center for Environmental Policy (AAPC) (Lithuania) and Institute of Agricultural Resources and Economics (AREI) (Latvia) finished implementation of the project “Optimal catch crop solutions to reduce pollution in the transboundary Venta and Lielupe river basins” (LLI-49 CATCH POLLUTION) which was supported by the Interreg V-A Latvia-Lithuania Cross Border cooperation programme 2014-2020.

Project “Optimal catch crop solutions to reduce pollution in the transboundary Venta and Lielupe river basins” (LLI-49 CATCH POLLUTION) was initiated with the aim to investigate catch crop potentials to reduce agricultural pollution in the transboundary Venta and Lielupe RBDs, extend the existing knowledge about catch crops and quantify their potential environmental effects and benefits, support farmers in decision making, and initiate a dialog between farmers, experts and stakeholders about future developments of agri-environmental measures in Latvia and Lithuania. To facilitate a wider application of catch crops, project experts prepared recommendations for catch crop support and guidance on the required implementation actions. The decision support tool was elaborated to help farmers in finding catch crop options best suiting to the needs of their farm.

All project results can be found here:

https://latlit.eu/lli-49-optimal-catch-crop-solutions-to-reduce-pollution-in-the-transboundary-venta-and-lielupe-river-basins/

Project implementation period: April 1, 2017 – September 30, 2019

Project number: LLI-49

Project acronym: CATCH POLLUTION

Project budget: 201 845 EUR

ERDF funding: 171 568 EUR

Project supported by Interreg V-A Latvia-Lithuania Cross Border cooperation programme 2014-2020 http://www.latlit.eu/

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This information has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this report are the sole responsibility of Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.