Cross-Fertilizing Agro-Environmental Knowledge

Seminar on environmental knowledge transfer in agriculture on 26th to 27th of October, 2022, in Tampere, Finland

Venue: Sokos Hotel Ilves, Tampere, Finland

General information and background

In the spring of 2019, almost 300 stakeholders gathered in Jyväskylä, Finland to exchange knowledge on best practices and latest research results in agricultural environment measures. In October 2022 we once again invite all stakeholders involved in creation and use of agro-environmental knowledge to share best practices and new information, networking and discuss what issues we should tackle in coming years. So whether you are a farmer, managing authority, advisor, researcher or project leader – we warmly welcome you!

These are the three main reasons to come to the event:

  • Best practices around the EU in environmental measures in agriculture will be shared, and ways to make the measures for the agro-environment even more effective will be discussed together
  • People behind the projects meet and information is exchanged between those involved in agro-environmental work
  • We discuss where efforts should be made, especially at the start of the new funding period, and how we can encourage farmers to take environmental measures. Environmental measures and profitability go hand in hand!


Registration deadline has been extended! We kindly ask you to register here by 6th of October:


All times are Local Finnish time

Wednesday, 26th of October

While the first day of the event is mainly aimed at Finnish-speaking participants, there is plenty of opportunity for good discussions and networking. Join us on our workshop and networking activities for English speaking guests!

14:15-16:45 A workshop for international guests: “Burning issues of agro-environment in Europe”

17:00-19:00 A networking /cocktail event: Market of opportunities

Grab a drink a chat with representatives of various funding programs and acclaimed agro-environment projects.

19:30- Networking dinner (at participants’ own cost)


Thursday, 27th of October

On Thursday the focus is on best practices around Europe. We will hear examples on following themes: fertilizer registers, carbon markets, biodiversity and peatlands.

9:00-9:45 Summary of the workshops

9:45-10:30 Coffee break

10:30-13:00 Lessons learned around Europe
The full list of presenters will be updated soon.

Fertilizer accounts in Denmark
Thorm Bendtsen, Senior Consultant, Danish Agricultural Agency; Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries of Denmark

The nutrient information portal: the Flemish fertiliser hub
Bart De Schutter, head of the department Manure Bank, Flemish Land Agency

Example on carbon markets, will be announced soon

Sweden blossoms – a good example
Anna Douhan Sundahl, regional project leader, Hushällnings sällskapet

LIFE IP Peatlands and People – Ireland’s Climate Action Catalyst
Rebecca Doyle, Senior Project Manager, ERINN Innovation

13:00 Seminar ends


How to arrive?

Tampere is easily accessible via train from Helsinki airport. It is recommended to book your train tickets in advance:

The venue Sokos Hotel Ilves is right at the city center of Tampere. It is recommended to book a room from Hotel Ilves or other some other hotel of your choice in Tampere as soon as possible. For a nice view of the city we would recommend Sokos Hotel Torni Tampere. If the hotels have no rooms left, there are plenty of other hotels in the city.

Bookings from the hotel quota:

As the prices for hotels in Tampere are quite high, due to high demand, we have a quota of rooms from both Hotel Torni and Hotel Ilves. The quotas are limited so act fast.

Sokos Hotels sales service: +358 300 870 000
Email: - Booking code for Sokos Hotel Ilves BRUOKAVIRASTO
and booking code for Sokos Hotel Torni Tampere BRUOKAVIRASTO22

Sokos Hotel Ilves
Standard 1 or 2 person room
Prices: 181 EUR / 1hh Standard 201 EUR / 2hh Standard

Solo Sokos Hotel Torni Tampere
Standard 1 or 2 person room
Prices: 191 EUR / 1hh Standard 211 EUR / 2hh Standard

Date updated: Sep 29, 2022