Evaluation of manure management and treatment technology for environmental protection and sustainable livestock farming in Europe.

MANEV is an European project of large-scale demonstration framed within the LIFE + Programme of Environment Policy and Governance, whose main objective is to improve environmental protection and sustainability of livestock promoting the use of treatment technologies in different saturated or surplus areas in the production of livestock manure across Europe.

8 partners will assess 13 treatment technologies and manure management systems, located in 8 regions with high pig production belonging to 4 European countries, following a common monitoring and assessment protocol that will be developed a long the project. The results of each assessment could be referred to CO2 equivalent units in order to assess its contribution to fight against climate change.

A software tool will be developed based on the results and all the information and data obtained from the technology assessments developed in the project, which is intended to provide an objective decision support tool to determine the most appropriate treatment according to the local circumstances, without being these mere technological comparison but taking into account aspects like for example environment, society, economics, local regulation,… of every study case. Europe will be endowed with a common decision support tool to the various technologies beneficial for both farming sector (search for the optimal technology) and the administration (environmental control and promotion of the use of technologies).

DURATION: 48 months (January 2011 – December 2014)


  • Total budget: 4.165.832 €
  • European co-financing: 2.076.153 €

Action: Development of a sotware tool

A software tool will be developed within the LIFE + MANEV project for determining the best management and technology to be implemented in each of the areas.

This tool will bring together all the results and experience gained throughout the project by each partner from an environmental, technological, economic, legal, social and health point of view.

The goal is to provide Europe with a common assessment tool to the different treatment technologies and management systems that benefit the agricultural sector (search for the optimal technology) and management (control of the environment and promoting the use of technologies).

In order to evaluate the software tool as a support for making decisions, two simulations will be performed, one in the Warmia-Mazury region (Poland) and other in Murcia (Spain), two of the regions participating in the project, where the use of treatment technologies is not widespread.


General scheme