Second workshop - April 2023, Cali, Colombia
The workshop bring together a group of 20-30 experts representing European and global level stakeholders. The group is diverse and includes high-level representatives from European and global policy, agri-food and waste industry, farming associations, NGOs and scientists.

This initiative is part of the RUSTICA project, an EU-funded project that started in January 2021 and runs for 4 years.

                                   

 The RUSTICA project provides a technical solution to convert organic residues from the fruit and vegetable sector into novel bio-based fertiliser products of high quality that address the needs of modern (organic) agriculture. The project’s ambition goes beyond the simple recovery of nutrients, and also includes the development of economically viable and environmentally sustainable alternatives to mineral fertilisers with the same or improved agronomic value.

The RUSTICA consortium, which is composed of university researchers, academia, consultants, scientists, businesses, and farmers, is working together to achieve the project’s common objective while stimulating an environment where each partner shares ideas and exchanges experiences for its public commitment to achieve the goals set-forth.
The project is coordinated by prof Liesbet Vranken, University of Leuven.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement n° 101000527


Website: https://rusticaproject.eu/ 



THIS PROJECT HAS RECEIVED FUNDING FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION'S HORIZON 2020 RESEARCH AND INNOVATION PROGRAMME UNDER GRANT AGREEMENT NO 101000527