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European Parliament asks the Commission for strategic autonomy on fertilizers

Regulation & Compliances
Innovation & Technology
Published Feb 23, 2024

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The European Parliament is urging the Commission to develop a long-term strategy for achieving strategic autonomy in fertilizer production, with a focus on sustainable methods and reduced reliance on chemical fertilizers. The Parliament also seeks to increase the permissible use of nitrogen fertilizers from animal manure and other sources, and a temporary exception to lower fertilizer costs in the short term. The long-term vision encompasses nutrient management plans, soil correction, precision agriculture, organic farming, and the use of legumes in crop rotation.
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Last January, the Official Journal of the European Union published the European Parliament's resolution of 14 June 2023 on ensuring long-term food security and the resilience of EU agriculture. In this resolution, the European Parliament asks the Commission to prepare a long-term vision for strategic fertilizer autonomy in order to encourage industry to switch to more sustainable production methods; highlights that agricultural practices and alternative nutrient sources can improve nutrient cycles and reduce dependence on chemical fertilizers, thereby reducing dependence on fertilizer imports; highlights, in this context, the need to continue supporting research and innovation at EU level; highlights in this regard that, to ensure long-term food production, resources that are easily available and produced in the EU, such as organic fertilizers, should be used and developed as much as possible. Also asks the Commission to increase the limit values for the use of nitrogen ...
Source: 3tres3
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