NUTRIMAN - Nutrient Management and Nutrient Recovery Thematic Network

NUTRIMAN is a Nitrogen and Phosphorus Thematic network compiling knowledge of “ready-for-practice” recovered bio-based fertiliser product applications, practices and technologies, for the interest and benefit of agricultural practitioners.

The project focusses on connecting market competitive and commercially “ready for practice” innovative results drawn from mature research outcomes from applied scientific programmes and common industry practices.

Agriculture and food industry have a high dependence on resources in their production and strive for long-term sustainability. In this context, there is an urgent need to optimise resource use and smooth the transition to a knowledge-driven agriculture. Therefore, it is essential to spread knowledge and information about the insufficiently exploited N/P recovery innovations (technologies, products, practices) to agricultural practitioners.

The objective of NUTRIMAN is to improve the exploitation of the ready-for-practice cases of N/P nutrient management/recovery potential that are not yet sufficiently known by practitioners. Our action will create new opportunities for farmers to develop connections between applied research with practically useful results and farming practice in the priority area of nutrient management and nutrient recovery. NUTRIMAN takes a bottom-up approach to identify incentives and bottlenecks for adoption and to prioritise technologies/products that will ensure greater willingness to utilise innovations and improve multiplier effects. The project targets large-scale uptake of the recovered N/P innovative fertilisers, produced from unexploited resources of organic or secondary raw materials in line with the circular economy model, that are efficiently used by farmers from both economic and environmental standpoints.

The NUTRIMAN project results will be effectively disseminated and exploited through a multilingual web platform, multilingual abstracts in the EIP-AGRI format and best practice field demonstrations for farmers. As a result, this action contributes to the successful deployment of the vast reservoir of existing scientific/practical knowledge on the N/P recovery theme.

Project information

  • Coordinated by: Terra Humana
  • Project coordinator: Edward Someus
  • Duration: October 2018 to March 2021
  • Funding program: European Union's Horizon 2020
  • Grant agreement no.: 818470
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