Jan Huitema, MEP on How Fertilizer Industry is about to Expand Its’ Product Lines with Circular Economy Approach
Video interview with MEP (Netherlands) Jan Huitema on the Circular Economy and how it brings new opportunities to farmers and fertilizers producers.
European Legislators are about to turn problems into opportunities in farm management and fertilizer industry. Recent regulation proposal gives fertilizer industry an opportunity to enlarge their line of products with organic fertilizers, which so far were considered an agricultural waste and not allowed for resale. The pressing need to implement Circular Economy in real life will give farmers an opportunity to utilize waste and make money on it. The upcoming legislation is going to give a well defined Circular Economy mark to the organic fertilizers and by doing this will create numerous market niches and opportunities for farmers and fertilizers producers to innovate, freely move products across European Union to areas where they are most needed. Dutch MEP, Jan Huitema gives a detailed outline of the reasons for this legislation and how European farm management is about to use waste as a resource.
European Union is few steps away from the ratification of the Paris Agreement. As soon as it will happen new norms and standards for CO2 emissions and consequent technological changes would follow in no time in just about every industry. Agriculture is no exception, as fossil fuels which are phasing out now as the main source of fertilizers’ raw material is a major producer of CO2 emission. As far as with the growth of population the demand for nutrients grows exponentially the fertilizers will always be required, though this time major resources losses will be prevented. “The main goals of the legislation is to improve the quality of the product and create a better circulation of fertilizers on the European Union market”, says Jan Huitema. Watch video.
Jan Huitema is a Dutch politician and dairy farmer. He has been a member of the European Parliament for the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy representing the Netherlands since July 2014.