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Digital tools needed to help apply fertiliser targets to national level, say stakeholders

As reported by euractiv, farmers need access to the latest tools and technologies to enable them to reduce EU-wide nutrient losses and get a clear picture of what is happening on the ground, stakeholders stressed during a recent EURACTIV conference.

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Farmers need access to the latest tools and technologies to enable them to reduce EU-wide nutrient losses and get a clear picture of what is happening on the ground, stakeholders stressed during a recent EURACTIV conference.

EU-wide targets for the reduction of nutrient losses, as outlined in the EU’s flagship new food policy, the Farm to Fork strategy, specifies a target of a 50% reduction of losses by 2030, which it says will reduce the use of fertilisers by at least 20%.

This target is at the aggregate level of the EU, meaning that this must now be translated to national level via country-specific targets which, combined, should add up to the total desired reduction across the bloc.

However, this is something agriculture stakeholders consider will be a challenge, highlighting that there is a large disparity across the EU and that setting national baselines requires accurate, comparable data and close monitoring to be able to precisely tell what is happening on the ground.

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