Nutrient recycling

How to improve the agronomic use of recycled nutrients (N and P) from livestock manure and other organic sources?


The final report of this Focus Group has been published.

Get all the information at a glance in the Nutrient recycling factsheet.


Tasks:

 

  • Identify relevant techniques (e.g. composting, bio-digestion, etc.) to process livestock manure and other organic sources and assess the agronomic and environmental value of the derived products (e.g. nutrient availability, quality, impacts on soils, contaminants, etc.).
  • Contextually, identify tools and instruments to help farmers to measure the nutrient content (and availability for crops) and recommendations for the application of these products.
  • Analyse economic and technical factors (e.g. livestock management practices, sanitary aspects, etc.) that stimulate or limit the use of these products in agriculture and indicate how to address them exploring the role of innovation and knowledge transfer.
  • Illustrate possible strategies to adapt derived products to market demands (e.g. development of quality standards) and successful business cases that exist at farm level, local and regional scale.
  • Identify research needs from practice, possible gaps in technical knowledge, and further research work to address them.
  • Suggest innovative solutions and provide ideas for EIP-AGRI Operational Groups and other innovative projects.

Results

 

Other Information


Focus Group members:

Surname, first name

Profession

Country

Adani, Fabrizio

Expert from NGO

Italy

Bernard, Jean-Philippe

Expert from agricultural organisation, industry or manufacturing

France

Bonmatí, August

Scientist

Spain

Brandsma, Jeanet

Farmer

Netherlands

Eory, Vera

Scientist

United Kingdom

Fangueiro, David

Scientist

Portugal

Forrestal, Patrick

Scientist

Ireland

Hajdu, Zoltán

Farm adviser

Hungary

Hidalgo, Dolores

Scientist

Spain

Jensen, Lars Stoumann

Scientist

Denmark

Kabbe, Christian

Scientist; Other type of adviser

Germany

Klages, Susanne

Expert from agricultural organisation, industry or manufacturing

Germany

Külvet, Airi 

Farmer

Estonia

Provolo, Giorgio

Scientist

Italy

Raymaekers, Filip

Other type of adviser

Belgium

Riiko, Kaisa

Expert from NGO

Finland

Snauwaert, Emilie

Other type of adviser

Belgium

Someus, Edward

Expert from agricultural organisation, industry or manufacturing

Hungary

Thornton, Christopher

Expert from agricultural organisation, industry or manufacturing

France

Veeken, Adrie

Expert from agricultural organisation, industry or manufacturing

Netherlands

Facilitation team
Meers, Erik

Coordinating expert

Belgium

Desimpelaere, Koen 

Task manager

Belgium

 


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