Optimization of nutrient budget in agriculture

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Open Call Reference: HORIZON-CL6-2021-ZEROPOLLUTION-01-02


Sustainable agricultural production systems not only deliver nutritious food and other raw materials, they are also key drivers of economic growth in rural areas. Unsustainable agricultural systems can cause a variety of adverse environmental effects, such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, and air and water pollution due to poor management of nutrients.


– Optimise and harmonise nutrient and water flow models, indicators and data for quantification and assessment to prevent or reduce environmental pollution caused by nutrients
– Explore and assess safe alternative nutrient sources and pathways
– Enhance nutrient use efficiency at different levels.
– Analyse climate change effects of certain nutrient flows
– Develop biological models for nutrients flows
– Develop digital platforms to allow precision nutrient management at farm scale and landscape scale


– Improve nutrient budget and flows
– New approaches and methods supported with sound indicators to monitor and measure nutrients flows
– Identification and targeted implementation of individual or combined region-specific agricultural practices that help balance nutrient cycles
– Improved nutrient budget at different scales

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