Baltic Manure – turning manure problems into opportunities!
The Baltic Sea Basin is an area of intensive, and intensifying agricultural production. There are about 36 million units of cattle, 67 million units of pigs, and 190 million units of poultry in the region. It is calculated that the manure produced by these contains ca. 981 000 ton of nitrogen and 281 000 tons of phosphorus. Manure is an important organic fertiliser as well as a renewable energy resource, but is not always handled in an environmental-friendly way and thereby contributes to the eutrophication of the Baltic Sea.
To read more about the Baltic Manure project and its aims in the abstract from NJF Seminar 457: Sustainable agriculture in the Baltic Sea Region with focus on climate change. 30-31 October 2012 - click here