A stakeholder declaration was launched at ManuREsource 2013. This declaration calls for a more efficient use of nutrients in manure. The declaration underlines the need for a stable, pragmatic, clearly defined and coherent framework, providing the necessary quality, to facilitate manure nutrient recycling.

In particular, the declaration calls for harmonized integration of recycled nutrients in the EU Fertilizer Regulation, consistency with the Water Framework Directive, REACH, End-of-Waste criteria, Waste Framework Directive, Animal By-products Regulations, Organic Farming Directive, Common Agricultural Policy, etc.

The declaration was submitted to EU consultative bodies in request of their support.