Archive for September, 2018

  • UN/FAO International Code of Conduct for Use and Management of Fertilizers

    Saturday, September 1st, 2018

    Developed to respond to UN Environment Assembly and UN Committee on Agriculture (COAG) objectives and to implement the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management (2016), this proposed Code aims to provide a locally adaptable framework and voluntary set of practices with which governments, the fertiliser industry, agricultural extension and advisory [...]

  • EU proposes increased transparency on sewage sludge

    Saturday, September 1st, 2018

    The European Commission is proposing to oblige publication of information about sewage sludge quantities, quality, treatment and where the sludge has been applied (on which fields). This is included in the proposed new EU Regulation aligning environmental reporting obligations. This is conform to the Aarhus Convention and the Directive 2003/4/EC on public access to environmental information. The [...]