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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2017-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

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)

KWB KOMPENTENTZZENTRUM WASSER BERLIN GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 598 437,50
Address
Cicerostrasse 24
10709 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 564 781,25
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VEREIN ZUR FORDERUNG AGRAR- UND STADTOKOLOGISCHER PROJEKTE (ASP) EV INSTITUT FUR AGRAR-UND STADTOKOLOGISCHE PROJEKTE AN DER HUMBOLDT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 388 375
Address
Philippstrasse 13
10115 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 525 656,25
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HOEHERE BUNDESLEHR- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT FUER LANDWIRTSCHAFT RAUMBERG-GUMPENSTEIN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 300 511,75
Address
Raumberg 38
8952 Irdning-donnersbachtal
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE DE RECERCA EN ECONOMIA I DESENVOLUPAMENT AGROALIMENTARI-UPC-IRTA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 264 000
Address
Parc Mediterrani De La Tecnologia Edifici Esab C/esteve Terrrades 8
08860 Castelldefels
Activity type
Research Organisations
TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 250 625
Address
Oak Park
R93 Carlow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FONDAZIONE CRPA STUDI RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 379 375
Address
Viale Timavo 43/2
42121 Reggio Emilia
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE RURAL INVESTMENT SUPPORT FOR EUROPE FOUNDATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 373 162,50
Address
Rue De Treves 67
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
SOGESCA s.r.l.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 194 350
Address
Via Pitagora 11 A
35030 Rubano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PONDUS VERFAHRENSTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 523 886,25
Address
Luise-von-werdeck-strasse 24
14513 Teltow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EMA DEPURACIO I ENGINYERIA DE L'AIGUA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 221 263,43
Address
Avda Sant Jordi 176
17800 Olot
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NUTRIENTS RECOVERY SYSTEMS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Hoekstraat 3
8540 Deerlijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EASTERN AFRICA FARMERS' FEDERATION SOCIETY
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 170 500
Address
Rhapta Road Nelleon Place Westlands
00800 Nairobi
Activity type
Other
ASIO TECH SPOL SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 303 000
Address
Ksirova 552/45
619 00 Brno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOEPENBERG FERTILIZERS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 136 250
Address
Parkweg 15
7411 SG Deventer
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 328 500
Address
Bundeshaus Ost
3003 Bern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
PORGAPORCS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 295 500
Address
Partida De La Segarra
25245 Vila Sana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)