Ex ante analysis scheme of responsible manure disposal

The Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation has requested an ex-ante analysis of the institution of an aid scheme for stimulating an environmentally-acceptable disposal of surplus manure.


By instituting the corresponding bill it seeks to decrease the pressure on the application standards and to create a sustainable balance between manure production and manure disposal. The proposed system aims to ensure proper compliance to application standards and thus strengthen their positive environmental effects.

The purpose of the ex-ante analysis is to assess the expected impact of this bill on farmers, industry and agricultural sector as well as on the environment, both for the short (1 to 2 years) and medium term (2 t/m 5 years), in view of the objective of the bill and the objective of the Nitrates Directive.