NUTRI2CYCLE’s International Summer School
The international summer school, in the frame of the NUTRI2CYCLE project, takes place
from 16 – 19 September 2019
in Campus Coupure, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Gent.
Existing N-P-C flows and farm management systems are causing environmental problems related to GHG emissions and nutrient-related pressure. Besides that, Europe is still highly dependent on the import of primary nutrients and energy. The international summer school ‚ Transition towards a more carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus efficient agriculture in Europe‘, organised in the frame of the NUTRI2CYCLE project, aims to train interdisciplinary researchers, raise their awareness on this topic and create a deeper understanding of how to move towards more sustainable agriculture. The program will include the current gaps in the N, P and C cycles of different European agricultural systems and the related environmental problems.
Moreover, it will offer a comprehensive overview of the potential, technologies and applications of recycled fertilisers to move towards a more carbon and nutrient efficient agriculture in Europe. Lectures, workshops and excursions give the participants first-hand knowledge on current research topics.
The following practice-oriented research and agro-business topics will be covered:
- Nutrient management in animal husbandry
- Soil, fertilization and crop management practices for enhanced N&P efficiency and increased OC
- Higher precision fertilization
- Bio-based fertilizers and novel animal feeds from agro-residues
- Environmental Life Cycle Assessments
- Besides keynote presentations, the program will include workshops on the different topics covered and field visits to give hands-on practice for the future of bio-based process development.
Registration is opened. There is a limited number of participants. Apply via email writing to the contact shown below using the subject ‘International Summer School Application’, and upload your CV, a motivation letter and your master certificate. For more information please visit the summer school’s website.