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EU Green Week Partner Events – Sustainable use of nutrients: key to Europe’s food security and resilience

Fertilzers Europe

The war in Ukraine has brought food security and the importance of food systems back on the centre stage of politics. Short-term plans to enhance European food security must not be achieved at the expense of EU agriculture’s green ambitions. Strengthening food sovereignty in Europe can go hand-in-hand with improving agriculture practices by making more with less.

Nitrogen is key for ensuring food security, a main factor for crop yield and quality. However, nitrogen losses to the environment affect air and water quality and have an impact on biodiversity.  At the same time, the amount of nutrients needed per hectare of agricultural land varies from one EU Member State to another. Also, nitrogen emissions vary significantly at local level depending on factors such as fertilizer applications, farming system, climate, crop type and soil type.

How can we continue feed the world sustainability? What kind of sustainable nutrient management approaches, policy incentives and regulations can help the EU agriculture sector face this challenge?

  • environmental protection
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  • Belgium
  • External event

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