A workshop (2-3 April 2019 – Salzburg, Austria), jointly organised by Circular Agronomics partners AREC and Agroscope, discussed analytical work on the six project case studies in view of the environmental impacts of their respective agricultural production processes, potential gaps and opportunities to close these.
The project case studies – spread over Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Czechia – reflect the diversity of agricultural production across Europe, including its peculiarities and soil, climate and land-use characteristics. The project will ultimately produce a comprehensive analysis of the environmental impact of each case-study region.
Specifically, the project will investigate the different feeding and fertilisation strategies, nutrient management in arable and livestock farming, as well as nutrient extraction from waste and its associated management strategies in the aim of implementing the principle of circular agronomics.
The Salzburg workshop explicitly addressed the data collection framework, planned analysis paths, including their respective requirements and prerequisites, as well as a preview of the next six months of the project and its intermediate steps.