NEW GREEN DEAL: AN OPPORTUNITY TO REUSE RESOURCES AND TO REDUCE THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF LIVESTOCK FARMING

Reducing the environmental impact of livestock farming: this is what emerges from a recent article by Prof. Fabrizio Adani of the University of Milan.

Prof. Adani underlined the importance of using fertilizers coming from anaerobic digestion of biogas plants, thus adopting the so called best practices that enable a remarkable reduction of nitrates and particulate emissions in the atmosphere. ” Digestate – explains professor Adani – represents the first true application of circular economy in agriculture, whose goal is that of making environmental sustainability of livestock farms possible. Anaerobic digestion is a useful element to achieve this goal, since it is a biotechnological platform able to transform livestock manure into fertilizers while producing renewable energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions”.

According to professor Adani, reducing the environmental impact of livestock farming means also “recovering nutrients in milk/meat and biogas production chains. The New Green Deal – concluded Prof. Adani – and future national green policies are a precious opportunity to reuse resources and to favour the application of circular economy principles in agriculture, which would ease ecological transition”.