LIFE-PHYTOBARRE - Un procédé innovant de traitements des effluents phytopharmaceutiques et de nouveaux usages pour les agriculteurs
The LIFE-PHYTOBARRE project aims to build on the results of these earlier tests and demonstrate the method's applicability in commercial conditions. This will involve
- further testing of biological processes to metabolise farm-based phytosanitary molecules using lab-selected bacteria. The project aims to achieve the following:Produce a technological solution that that it is easy to use and maintain; and
- Develop a solution that efficiently reduces pollution risks from farms working with different crops and phytosanitary products, as well as in various geographic locations and climates.
The project's solution will be implemented at three demonstration sites to test its efficiency for farmers. As well as working to ensure the technology’s ease of future uptake by farmers, project actions will also focus on monitoring the degradation of pesticides over three years to validate the technology’s effectiveness.
Different communication tools including videos will be used to highlight the technology’s opportunities and benefits for farmers in terms of changing their operations to improve waste management systems.
Expected results: The project aims to achieve the following results:
- Demonstrate the new technology’s effectiveness;
- Change farmers' behaviour through a series of awareness-raising events and activities. These will target agricultural communities, local authorities, agricultural colleges, schools, and universities, as well as farmers directly; and
- Help European farmers to safely treat 360-800 tonnes of phytosanitary products on an annual basis.
Project Manager: Daniel GARCIA