Agriculture lexicon with the most important terms on agriculture in the European environment.
One hundred years ago 80% of the population was involved in agriculture.
Today the figure is 3%; Agriculture has lost its fascination for the young.
Here many questions from potential young farmers are simply explained.
BIOFECTOR is an integrated project with the aim to reduce input of mineral
fertilizers in European agriculture by development of specifically adapted
bio-effectors (BEs) to improve the efficiency of alternative fertilisation
strategies, such as organic and low-input farming, use of fertilizers based
on waste recycling products and fertilizer placement technologies.
The final goal is the development of viable alternatives to the conventional
practice of mineral fertilisation as contribution to a more efficient
management of the non-renewable resources of mineral nutrients, energy and
water, to preserve soil fertility and to counteract the adverse
environmental impact of agricultural production.
The project has received funding from the European Community's Seventh
Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 312117