Baltic Marine Environment
Protection Commission


Baltic Marine Environment
Protection Commission


Sustainable manure and nutrient management for reduction of nutrient loss in the Baltic Sea Region (2018 – 2021)

The SuMaNu project platform gathered and synthesized the best practices and recommendations on sustainable nutrient management from the following projects: Manure Standards (MS), Baltic Slurry Acidification (BSA), GreenAgri (GA) and PROMISE (PR). Also the results of previous manure-related projects were used.

Based on the project outcomes, joint policy recommendations were created. The recommendations can be used nationally and they will feed into Baltic Sea region wide cooperation in HELCOM to promote sustainable nutrient management and enhance nutrient recycling. The joint policy recommendations were made in cooperation with the target groups to make sure that they are useful for policy making and on the farm level.

The SuMaNu project platform was co-financed by Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme.

HELCOM contribution

HELCOM led the work package 3 “Policy recommendations for sustainable nutrient management and recycling”. The outcomes of the work package supported the elaboration of the Baltic Sea Regional Nutrient Recycling Strategy and the update of the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan beyond 2021.


  • Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), Lead partner
  • Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission – Helsinki Commission (HELCOM
  • Foundation for a Living Baltic Sea (BSAG
  • Estonian Crop Research Institute (ECRI
  • Union Farmers Partiament (ZSA
  • Organe institute Ap 
  • Agricultural Advisory Center in Brwinow (CDR)
  • Julius-Kühn-Institut (JKI), Federal Reseach Centre for Cultivated Plants
  • Research Institute of Sweden (RISE)

Associated partners:

  • The EUSBSR Policy Area Bioeconomy Coordinator / Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
  • The EUSBSR Policy Area Nutri Coordinator / Ministry of the Environment
  • The EUSBSR Horizontal Action Climate Coordinator / Baltic 2030 Unit of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS)
  • The European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform (ESPP)

Policy Recommendations