Regular application of organic fertilizers


Mid term

Sustainability components

  • GHG emissions
  • Air quality
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Biodiversity
  • Animal welfare
  • Economic
  • Social
  • Technical feasibility

Climate risk region


Weather event addressed

Floods / Heavy rainfall
Very high temperatures / Heat wave
Intense frost / Late frost
Wind / storms

Farming system

All arable crops

Description of the measure

Organic matter wastes application (animal or vegetal origin: livestock, sewage treatment plants, urban wastes, etc.)

Comments on sustainability

The reduction of mineral nitrogen applications reduces GHG. Soil fertility and structure improve, so water infiltration and maintenance improve too and reduces soil erosion since runoff is minimized. Yields improve and the expenses on mineral fertilizers decrease. There could be difficult to get fertilizers in local markets. Advisable to know the real needs of the soils and avoid the fertilization in rainy periods to avoid runoff.