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Circular Agronomics

CIRCULAR AGRONOMICS - Efficient Carbon, Nitrogen and Phosphorus cycling in the European Agri-food System and related up- and down-stream processes to mitigate emissions

Circular Agronomics (CA) provides a comprehensive synthesis of practical solutions to improve the current Carbon (C), Nitrogen (N) and Phosphorus (P) cycling in European agro-ecosystems and related up- and down-stream processes within the value-chain of food production.

The proposed solutions would constitute a further step towards making agriculture an integral part of a circular economy by increasing resource efficiency while simultaneously addressing associated environmental challenges such as greenhouse gas and ammonia emissions as well as eutrophication of water bodies.

Along seven work packages and six case studies, representing locations with different biogeographic conditions and environmental challenges typical for the European agricultural sector, the objective of the project is to contribute to the development of sustainable, resilient and inclusive economies that are part of circular and zero-waste societies.

The involved multi-actor and international consortium aims to:

  • Increase the understanding of C, N, P flows and the related potential to reduce environmental impacts at farm and regional level under different bio-geographical conditions;
  • Close loops within cropland farming, from livestock to cropland farming and to increase the reuse of waste/wastewater from food-industry to improve soil fertility and to increase nutrient use efficiency;
  • Highlight the performance of different prototypes of agroecological systems and increase sustainability of food production in the EU;
  • Contribute to the improvement of the European Agricultural Policies by providing evidence based, farmer led and consumer relevant recommendations for the agri-food chain. Cross-cutting social, economic and environmental evaluation ensure the overall sustainability of the investigated solution.

 

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Circular Agronomics receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation under Grant Agreement no. 773649.

 

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www.circularagronomics.eu

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