Position Paper

As the central theme of ManuREsource 2017 was the transition in manure management towards a circular economy, the position paper of this edition points out which opportunities are available to use manure as a valuable resource, but also which bottlenecks are still holding back this transition.

The main message of the paper is that by removing legal obstructions and a continued commitment to invest in research and practical implementation, Europe can become a front runner in the implementation of circular solutions for recovery of nutrients from manure, closing the nutrient cycle of agriculture.

This Position Paper, signed by 110 participants, was handed over to policy makers from the European Commission and national governments, as well as to experts from the EIP-AGRI Focus Group on Nutrient Recycling and from the Nitrates Committee.

The Position Paper can be consulted here.