The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Mr Luis Planas, announced, last Wednesday in the Parliament, that a group of measures aimed at improving the comprehensive management of slurry that will produce environmental, social and economic improvements,without entailing an added cost to the activities, is being drafted.
In this sense, he has explained that specific measures will be proposed for the reduction in the release of polluting and greenhouse effect gases during the raising of the animals and the storage of slurry on the farms.
To attain these goals, Mr Planas has pointed out that a Royal Decree on farm management is being drafted that will be implemented along this term, and another one is also being drafted on sustainable agricultural feeding in which new requirements will be implemented for a better management of slurry, to promote a rational application of nutrients into the soil. The goal, Mr Planas has explained, is that the agricultural practices related to fertilisation are more sustainable from both the environmental and the socio-economic viewpoints, and to promote a rational use and application of slurry that allows to maintain an adequate balance in the nitrogen cycle, avoiding the contamination of the soil, air and water.
Wednesday, October 31st, 2018/ MAPA/ Spain.