LIFE’s large-scale integrated projects use many funding sources to tackle some of the planet’s pressing environment and climate problems. But they also fund off-shoot projects which propose complementary activities. LIFE IP-ZENAPA’s consistent focus is on biodiversity, bio-economy and climate action.
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee members today endorsed a deal struck with the Council on the new rules for placing fertilising products on the EU market. the existing EU rules Currently do not cover all types of fertilisers.
From the bounties of the sea to the endless power of blue energy, awareness of the blue bioeconomy is growing by the day. But one promising sector struggles to establish its ‘blue’ credentials and faces unique challenges largely because of one detail … it is an ‘out of sea’ experience. That sector is fish farming and mixed agri- and aquaculture.
Organic agriculture is boosting crop revenues and restoring soils across some of the driest regions in Spain. As part of the LIFE-funded Crops for better soil project, some farmers boosted their profits from €50 a hectare to over €300 in just five years. To do so, they abandoned fertilisers, adopted soil-friendly farming techniques and shifted to higher-value organic produce.