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NUTRIMAN : Nutrient Management and Nutrient Recovery Thematic Network

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This project finished on September 2021


NUTRIMAN is a Nitrogen and Phosphorus thematic network compiling knowledge for recovered bio-based fertiliser products, technologies, applications and practices; while connecting the market competitive and commercially "ready for practice" innovative results from high research maturity applied scientific programmes and common industrial practices, for the interest and benefit of agricultural practitioners.


Agriculture and food industry have a high dependence on resources in their production and strive for long-term sustainability. In this context, there is an urgent need to optimise resource use and smooth the transition to a knowledge-driven agriculture. Therefore, it is essential to spread knowledge and information about the insufficiently exploited N/P recovery innovations (technologies, products, practices) to agricultural practitioners.


The objective of NUTRIMAN is to improve the exploitation of the ready-for-practice cases of N/P nutrient management/recovery potential that are not yet sufficiently known by practitioners. Our action will create new opportunities for farmers to develop connections between applied research with practically useful results and farming practice in the priority area of nutrient management and nutrient recovery. NUTRIMAN takes a bottom-up approach to identify incentives and bottlenecks for adoption and to prioritise technologies/products that will ensure greater willingness to utilise innovations and improve multiplier effects. The project targets large scale uptake of the recovered N/P innovative fertilisers, produced from unexploited resources of organic or secondary raw materials in line with the circular economy model, that are efficiently used by farmers from both economic and environmental standpoints.

The NUTRIMAN project results will be effectively disseminated and exploited through a multilingual web platform, multilingual abstracts in the EIP-AGRI format and best practice field demonstrations for farmers. As a result, this action contributes to the successful deployment of the vast reservoir of existing scientific/practical knowledge on the N/P recovery theme.



The following questionnaire is available in 8 languages : EN, ES, NL, IT, FR, DE, PL, HU


Your replies will help with the selection of the best available nutrient recovery technologies and products for deployment/market uptake promotion of Nitrogen/Phosphorus recovery innovations.

Your participation in the NUTRIMAN questionnaire is voluntary.


Project partners :

  • Terra Humana Tiszta Technologiakatfejleszto Tervezo Es Kivitelezo Kft, Hungary

  • Stichting Effost, Netherlands

  • Zuidelijke Land- En Tuinbouworganisatie Vereniging, Netherlands

  • Assemblee Permanente Des Chambres D'agriculture, France

  • Universiteit Gent, Belgium

  • Inagro, Provinciaal Extern Verzelfstandigd Agentschap In Privaatrechtelijke Vorm Vzw, Belgium

  • Assemblee Des Regions Europeennes Fruitieres Legumieres Et Horticoles (Areflh), France

  • Vlaco Vzw, Belgium

  • Fundacion Cartif, Spain

  • Universita Degli Studi Di Torino, Italy

  • Institut Fur Baustoff-Forschung Ev, Germany

  • Instytut Uprawy Nawozenia I Gleboznawstwa, Panstwowy Instytut Badawczy, Poland

  • Depuración De Aguas Del Mediterráneo S.L., Spain

  • Magyar Agrar, Elelmiszergazdasagi Es Videkfejlesztesi Kamara, Hungary 


Final International Conference 

The final conference of the project will take place online, on Teams, on 16th September 2021 from 9am to 5 pm (Paris time). Read more.


More information :

  • Website:

  • Coordinated by: Terra Humana

  • Project main contact, the coordinator and nutrient recovery S&T senior project leader: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Project national contact in France, at AREFLH : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., General Secretary

  • Duration: October 2018 to March 2021.

  • Funding program: European Union's Horizon 2020

  • Grant agreement no.: 818470


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drapeau eu sans texteThis project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N°818470


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