RUSTICA presents, validates and demonstrates novel products aimed at optimal plant nutrition and healthy soils. Among the value chains subject to the project…
The technical validation, demonstration and implementation of bio-based fertilisers and soil improvers based on redundant leftovers from the agro-food value chain of the RUSTICA project and its impact perspective will significantly be determined by European Policy.
The RUSTICA project awaits a wide range of new bio-based fertiliser components and expects a series of blends developed therefrom. In this regard, the question arise how a potential market could be entered by novel and promising innovations?
Political and legal frameworks are certainly among the most important factors as regards the perspectives of exploitation and impact of the RUSTICA project.
The RUSTICA project explores and demonstrates a variety of products for a tailored plant nutrition and enhanced soil fertility. Five test cases are defined of which four are located in the EU and one in Colombia.
RUSTICA strives for valorisation of leftovers from the agri-food chain by transforming these bio-based resources into high-value products for plant nutrition and soil enhancement.
The RUSTICA concept involves an array of activities geared towards accomplishing its central objective:
“To foster the technical validation, demonstration, and implementation of bio-based fertiliser and soil improvement production techniques focusing on waste from the fruit and vegetable agro-food system to close nutrient cycles at a regional level” and its nine specific objectives.