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CSA Webinar: EU & US perspectives & practices on Alternative Manure Management (AMM)

26 October 2017

On 26 October CSA Booster held the latest in a series of its climate-smart agriculture webinars – “Alternative Manure Management“.  The webinar series is hosted by the Californian Department of Food and Agr​iculture, the University of California – Davis, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology’s Climate KIC partnership, and Wageningen University and Research.

A key strand of Climate-KIC’s CSA Booster is to harness climate-smart innovation to drive considerable reductions of GHG from today’s animal husbandry systems.  Previous CSA webinars are hosted on the Californian Department of Food and Agr​iculture website and have covered topics including greenhouse horticulture, dairy farming, soil management and saline agriculture.

The webinar covered policy, business and technology perspectives and practices relating to Alternative Manure Management (AMM) and brought together experts from the scientific community, policy makers and regulators and the private industry to discuss advances in AMM practices with applicability in both CA and The Netherlands.

The following speakers led the discussion:

  • Harm Smit: policy officer “manure and environment” at the Dutch Ministry of Economics.
  • Nilan Watmore, environmental scientist with the CDFA for their Alternative Manure Management Program (AAMP).
  • Steve Rowe, CEO of Newtrient.
  • Kees Kroes, manages the project “Manure and Minerals” at LTO Noord (an agrarian entrepreneurial organisation in the Netherlands).
  • Dr. Oscar Schoumans, Added Value Manure and Minerals coordinator at the Wageningen University Research Centre.
  • Prof. Ruihong Zhang, Professor at the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department at UC Davis.

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For more information and to listen to the webinar:
https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/climatesmartag/webinar_nl_manure.html

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