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

Project „CIRCULAR AGRONOMICS - Efficient Carbon, Nitrogen and Phosphorus cycling in the European Agri-food System and related up- and down-stream processes to mitigate emissions“ under acronyme Circagro is solved under financial support of SFS-30-2017: Closing loops at farm and regional levels to mitigate GHG emissions and environmental contamination - focus on carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus cycling in agro-ecosystems through Horizon2020 in 2018 – 2022.

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 downstream 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:

  • 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;
  • 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;
  • To highlight the performance of different prototypes of agro-ecological systems and increase sustainability of food production in the EU; and
  • To contribute to the improvement of the European Agricultural Policies by providing evidence based, farmer led and consumer relevant recommendations for the agrifood chain. Cross-cutting social, economic and environmental evaluation ensure the overall sustainability of the investigated solution.

 

Project is solved by 19 partners from Europe and Africa. Coordinator is IRTA from Spain. Other Spanish partners are Creda, Ema and BDA. Four German partners are represented by KWB, IASP, Technical University Munich and Pondus. Two partners are from the Netherlands – Wageningen University and Soepenberg Fertilizers, Italy – CRPA and Sogesca,  Belgium -  RISE and NuReSys. One project partner is from Austria – AREC, Ireland – Teagasc, Kenya – EAFFU, Czech republic – Asio Ltd. and Switzerland – Agro.

 

 

Contacts

ASIO, spol. s r.o.
Kšírova 552/45
619 00 Brno
Czech Republic

ASIO NEW, spol. s r.o.
Kšírova 552/45
619 00 Brno
Czech Republic

tel.: +420 548 428 111
e-mail: asio@asio.cz