NEWS - 13 July 2023
B-Ferst organised a workshop in Pietramelara, Caserta on July 7th with local stakeholders
B-Ferst project held a workshop in Campania, Italy, on July 7th hosted by the Municipality of Pietramelara.
After a visit to one of the locations for the field trials, B-Ferst partners met local stakeholders to exchange ideas and insights about innovative solutions for sustainable agriculture.
Amongst the invited speakers there was the Mayor of Pietramelara who opened the discussion, followed by Michele Falce (Director of Novamont), Francesco Pascale (Executive Director of Terra Felix), Javier Branas (R&D Director Fertiberia and coordinator of B-Ferst), Anna Osann (CEO Agrisat) and Luigi Morra (CREA) who presented COMETA, another project similar to B-Ferst.
“The innovation in this sector is extremely important since agriculture is a fundamental part of this society” says the Mayor “Projects like this one help us and give us tools and knowledge to make this territory grow”.
The general director of Coldiretti Campania added that B-Ferst is an interesting project whose results are very much needed in order to raise awareness about the potential of this sector especially amongst the younger generation.
“B-Ferst allows us to valorise in Campania Regions by-products from oleaginous crops grown in marginal lands in collaboration with local farmers by obtaining new sustainable biobased products for agriculture, keeping soil regeneration at the heart of the development and following a circular bioeconomy approach”, explained Michele Falce, Mater-Agro Director & Head of the Novamont Production & Agricultural Services Area.
It was discussed the importance of research to be able to develop products that can foster circular economy.
Amongst farmers, it was highlighted how such innovative fertilizers change the narrative of fertilizing: with new technologies and solutions we can help reducing our carbon footprint and thus our environmental impact.
“The economy based on the environmental sustainability is a priority now more than ever. It challenges us to disseminate sustainable solutions and focus on social innovation activities as well” says the director of Terra Felix.
The aim of the workshop was to foster dialogue amongst interested stakeholders, other projects and local farmers in order to showcase the importance of bio-based fertilisers for a more sustainable agriculture and discuss together the future of agriculture.
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