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Best available techniques for European intensive livestock Farming - Support for the implementation of the IPPC-Directive

Best available techniques for European intensive livestock Farming - Support for the implementation of the IPPC-Directive

Objective

The relevance and purpose of this project proposal relates to the implementation of the European IPPC Directive (Council Directive 96/61/EC on Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control of 24 September 1996). The purpose of the Directive is to achieve integrated systems of prevention of polluting emissions to air, land and water, including measures concerning waste, in order to achieve a high level of protection of the environment taken as a whole. One crucial sector is livestock agriculture due to its very large impact on the wider environment. The objective of this proposal is to develop an integrated and specific method for the classification of livestock housing systems, and of the storage, treatment and spreading of manure produced, in terms of "Best Available Techniques". This will include the development and application of set procedures to evaluate the environmental and economic performance of different methodologies as well as the assessment of animal health and welfare implications that are specific for the intensive livestock farming sector. The project consists of three main phases: (1) the establishment and update of data on production systems and techniques in intensive livestock farming in use in Europe, (2) the development of a documentation and assessment system for the classification of those techniques identified as "Best Available Technique" and (3) a coordination process with experts from the livestock farming sector, included in the project as "Advisory Group" in order to achieve a widespread awareness and acceptance of the outputs and findings from the project. The developed system will be made widely available in form of guidelines to all stakeholders working with BAT definition and it will greatly assist in their work by providing a common platform and a harmonized and consistent approach for description and assessment of the livestock systems.

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Coordinator

ASSOCIATION FOR TECHNOLOGY AND STRUCTURES IN AGRICULTURE E.V.

Address

Bartningstrasse 49
Darmstadt

Germany

Administrative Contact

Henning ECKEL (Mr)

Participants (10)

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CENTRO RICERCHE PRODUZIONI ANIMALI SPA

Italy

ID-LELYSTAD, INSTITUUT VOOR DIERHOUDERIJ BV

Netherlands

DANISH AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY CENTRE

Denmark

PIGCHAMP PRO EUROPA, S.A.

Spain

INSTYTUT BUDOWNICTWA MECHANIZACJI I ELEKTRYFIKACJI ROLNICTWA W WARSZAWIE (INSTITUTE FOR BUILDING, MECHANIZATION AND ELECTRIFICATION FOR AGRICULTURE, WARSAW)

Poland

CENTRE NATIONAL DU MACHINISME AGRICOLE DU GENIE RURAL, DES EAUX ET DES FORETS

France

RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING

Czechia

SCHWEIZERISCHE HOCHSCHULE FUER LANDWIRTSCHAFT (SWISS COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE)

Switzerland

STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK

Netherlands

INSTITUTTET FOR JORDBRUG- OG FODEVARE INNOVATION A/S (AGROTECH A/S)

Denmark

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 44292

  • Start date

    1 March 2007

  • End date

    28 February 2010

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 364 600

  • EU contribution

    € 364 600

Coordinated by:

ASSOCIATION FOR TECHNOLOGY AND STRUCTURES IN AGRICULTURE E.V.

Germany