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

Objective

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 7 work packages and 6 case-studies, representing locations with different biogeographic conditions and environmental challenges typical for the European agricultural sector, the objective of CA is to contribute to a development towards sustainable, resilient and inclusive economies that are part of circular and zero-waste societies. The involved multi-actor and international consortium aims (i) 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; (ii) To 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; (iii) To highlight the performance of different prototypes of agro-ecological systems and increase sustainability of food production in the EU; and (iv) To 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.

Coordinator

INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES

Address

Ctra C-59 Km 12 Torre Marimon
08140 Caldes De Montbui Barcelona

Spain

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 881 621,57

Participants (18)

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KWB KOMPENTENTZZENTRUM WASSER BERLIN GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 598 437,50

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 564 781,25

VEREIN ZUR FORDERUNG AGRAR- UND STADTOKOLOGISCHER PROJEKTE (ASP) EV INSTITUT FUR AGRAR-UND STADTOKOLOGISCHE PROJEKTE AN DER HUMBOLDT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 388 375

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 525 656,25

HOEHERE BUNDESLEHR- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT FUER LANDWIRTSCHAFT RAUMBERG-GUMPENSTEIN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 300 511,75

CENTRE DE RECERCA EN ECONOMIA I DESENVOLUPAMENT AGROALIMENTARI-UPC-IRTA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 264 000

TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 250 625

FONDAZIONE CRPA STUDI RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 379 375

THE RURAL INVESTMENT SUPPORT FOR EUROPE FOUNDATION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 373 162,50

SOGESCA s.r.l.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 194 350

PONDUS VERFAHRENSTECHNIK GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 523 886,25

EMA DEPURACIO I ENGINYERIA DE L'AIGUA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 221 263,43

NUTRIENTS RECOVERY SYSTEMS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 300 000

EASTERN AFRICA FARMERS' FEDERATION SOCIETY

Kenya

EU Contribution

€ 170 500

ASIO TECH SPOL SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 303 000

SOEPENBERG FERTILIZERS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 136 250

EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 328 500

PORGAPORCS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 295 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 773649

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2018

  • End date

    31 August 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 021 764,70

  • EU contribution

    € 6 999 795,50

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES

Spain