Arable – Lithuania

The Use Case is located in Lithuania and is focused on arable crops (wheat).

Leading national agricultural export

38% of Lithuania’s total arable land

750.000 hectares

⦿ Impact of wheat production on environmental degradation and biodiversity loss

⦿ Farmers’ lack of knowledge of sustainable practices and resistance to change

⦿ Customer unwillingness to pay more for sustainable products

⦿ Lack of systemic business incentives

⦿ Lack of dedicated policy programmes for sustainable farming practices

⦿ Precision crop protection including smart spraying (pest models, digital detection,
smart sprayers)

⦿ Soil health management

⦿ Alternative uses of wheat residues

Expected Impacts

Biodiversity protection

Reduction of emissions of air pollutants

Improvement of public health

Fair economic returns for farmers