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Nutri2Cycle: Transition towards a more carbon & nutrient efficient agriculture in Europe (H2020-SFS-2017-2-773682

Starting date: 01/10/2018 End date: 30/09/2023
Programme: Sustainability in Biosystems Pressupost: 6.850.050 €

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 773682.

The intensification of agriculture in Europe is crucial for food self-sufficiency, but at the same time generates significant environmental challenges, GHG emissions and nutrient emissions into the environment. Among these, nitrogen is considered to be one of the planetary limits that have been exceeded by far, generating large accumulations of reactive nitrogen in different compartments (soil, groundwater, surface and sea water, etc.). Phosphorus, on the other hand, is a scarce and limited resource on European territory; and carbon is of essential importance for soil fertility. The project aims to close the cycle of these nutrients in different agricultural systems and to address the different environmental problems generated in the management of livestock manure.

The project builds on existing N-P-C flows and management systems on farms, proposing, testing and implementing new, more sustainable management models including prototypes with innovative technologies to improve nutrient cycling. These prototypes will serve as innovations to be later extrapolated at European level.

More information on the website: Nutri2Cycle