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Carbon Action is a unique and long-term collaboration in which farmers, researchers and companies promote regenerative farming to benefit food production, the environment and the Baltic Sea.


Regenerative farming is a profitable and environmentally friendly way of producing food. The Carbon Action collaboration develops practical regenerative farming methods while studying carbon sequestration in arable land. Regenerative farming improves both soil health and crop safety. Farmers, the climate, biodiversity and the Baltic Sea all benefit.



Do you want to improve the health of your soil and increase the reliability of your harvests? Regenerative farming will help your fields withstand extreme weather’s effects better. By joining the Carbon Action Club, you can get up-to-date research data and read about others’ practical experiences.


Carbon Action is using science to mitigate the climate crisis. Once we get more research data on the carbon cycle and carbon sequestration in arable land, we can make regenerative carbon farming even more widespread.  Studies are already being carried out in 30 projects.


Companies share information about carbon farming and bring regeneratively grown food to the table. Research data, training and greater responsibility, promote sustainable business. Both food and technology companies are involved in the Carbon Action platform.

Kuva opetustilaisuudesta pellolla, jossa henkilö pitelee maakokkaretta käsissään, taustalla pari maanäyteputkea ja lapioita.

Carbon Action projects

More than 30 projects are currently ongoing in the Carbon Action research network.

The Carbon Action platform conducts high-quality scientific research to enhance soil carbon sequestration and improve the climate impact of agriculture.

Viljelijät Patrick Nyström ja Sirkku Puumala kaivavat maata.

Materials for farmers

Easy access to clear instructions on improving soil health and crop safety on your farm.

Includes publications produced via the Carbon Action platform and other studies related to regenerative farming.

Carbon farming has given my work a whole new sense of meaningfulness. What I am doing is valuable, and I have a greater sense of professional pride. It increases my motivation and ability to cope, which leads to better and higher-quality results.

Marja Oesch, Carbon Action farmer, Pursila Farm, Hausjärvi

Carbon Action in brief

Carbon Action is a pilot put together by the Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG) and launched with funding from Sitra in 2017. The Finnish Meteorological Institute oversees research collaboration, while BSAG is responsible for the programme and cooperation with companies and farmers.

Carbon Action aims for multiple benefits: better soil health, increased biodiversity and resilience, climate change mitigation, and reduced discharges into the Baltic Sea and other bodies of water.


100 pilot farms

2,200 students registered in the E-college for Regenerative Farming

1,200 Carbon Action Club members

16 qualified agricultural advisors


30 projects

100 researchers

4 intensive plots

9 long-term plots


14 company collaborations

Kuvituskuva, jossa piirretty viljelijä istuu kirjojen päällä lukemassa.

The E-college for Regenerative Farming

Practical knowledge combined with research data will help us to cope with increasingly unpredictable conditions. We want our fields to be able to carry out their vital function: to produce food.