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: WARMIA-MAZURIA Scenario

Evaluation of land application of manure in Warmia-Mazuria (Poland).

The action to develop in the Warmia-Mazury region will consist, on one hand, on the analysis and evaluation of the DIRECT USE OF FARM MANURE AS ORGANIC FERTILIZER, on a full-scale, taking into account environmental, economic and social issues and on the other hand, the dissemination of the results got in the other European regions. The information about different technologies and management strategies will be transferred with the aim of sharing the state of the art among all the scenarios.

Different technologies in the management at real scale will be analyzed. These measures will be implemented in close cooperation with 4 producing manure. Within this cooperation are planned field visits to gather detailed data on production, storage and use of manure, including data on technology and financial information.

Map Warmia Mazuria

Warmia Mazuria is one of the larger regions of Poland with a large number of lakes and forest areas.

The action is co-funded by the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management.

Mapa Warmia Mazuria