Projects

NutriBudget

Optimisation of nutrient budget in agriculture

nutribudget
The project will develop and implement a prototype of an integrated nutrient management platform, the NutriPlatform, as a decision-support tool for farmers, policy makers and regional authorities to identify best measures to reduce pollution in agriculture.
  • Grant agreement ID: 101060455

  • Total project budget: 7.115.086,25€

  • Start Date: 01/09/2022

    End Date: 31/08/2026

Nutrients such as nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) play an essential role in agriculture, but the increase in machinery and nutrient use in the past decades has led to negative impacts on human health, biodiversity, water, air, and soil quality, as well as contributing to climate change. To address this, the European Commission’s Green Deal aims to reduce nutrient losses by 50% and fertilizer use by 20% by 2030.

NUTRIBUDGET is a project that will help agriculture to intensify sustainably by systemically optimizing nutrient flows and budgets across different agricultural production systems and regions in the EU, in order to limit and reduce pollution without compromising food production.

The project will develop and implement an integrated nutrient management platform, called Nutriplatform, as a decision-support tool for farmers, advisors, European policy makers and regional authorities. The Nutriplatform will be based on knowledge from existing and new field-tested agronomic mitigation measures, linked to advanced models, data standards and indicators.

NUTRIBUDGET will also manage 5 pilot regions in 4 different climate zones across the EU and consider all stakeholders in the process, placing emphasis on co-creation with the help of a consortium of 17 partners distributed throughout 9 EU countries and Switzerland.

 

European Union