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First Hungarian Carbon management Ltd. „Agricultural Emission Reduction by Partial Replacement of N Fertilizer and Change of Soil Tillage”. The elaboration and implementation of this project has been done in close cooperation with the SZIE and based on the results of Prof. Márta Birkás T. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • First Hungarian Carbon management Ltd.Agricultural Emission Reduction by Partial Replacement of N Fertilizer and Change of Soil Tillage

    The elaboration and implementation of this project has been done in close cooperation with the SZIE and based on the results of Prof. Mrta Birks T

  • The challangeThe total CO2 emission of Hungary is 79 million tonsThe agriculture contributes by 11 % to the total emissionAgriculture is the second largest issuer after the energy sectorThis proportion did not change in the last decade

  • Aim of the project

    Reduction of the GHG emission of the soilsGeneration of additional income for farmers by sustainable technological changeYield growthImprovement of the quality of the cultivated soilsCost savings

    The project has received the Approval of the Ministry of National Development

  • Scedule of project implementationPreparation, counceling, consultations: April, 2011Investment start: September 2011Period of crediting: Sept.1 2011- 31 Aug. 2016 (5 years)Project duration: 2011-2018 (8 years)JI support statement: July 20, 2011Project approval issued: May, 2012 Place of implementation: North Hungarian and Trans Danubian regions at 25 000 ha

  • Emission Sources of the agricultural activity

    CO2 and N2O emission of the soilsN2O and CH4 emission of the manure treatment CH4 emission deriving from the ruminants digestion

  • Measures for reduction of GHG emissionsPartial replecement of fossil N fertilizer (proposed: 50 kg N acive substance equivalent/ha )Usage of biological nutrient instead of fossil N (Complex bacterial fertilizer and algal leaf fertilizer)Introduction of carbon saving soil tillage systemCentral principles of the project are in line with the IPPC (2011) recommendation: increasing adaptability of arable crops related to climate change

  • Calculated Sources of GHG ReductionCO2 equivalent of fossil fuels that would be necessary for the production and usage of the unused fertilizerDirect and indirect N2O emissions of the agricultural activityIncreased amount of soil carbon related to the change in the soil tillage system

    The difference between the conventional and proposed tillage system on soil carbon storage takes about 2,235 t of carbon, which is equivalent to 8,18 t/ha GHG emission reduction in CO2 equivalent

  • Carbon losses at different tillage methods in summer

  • Biological effectsBacterial fertilizer:

    About 50 kg N/ha Increased cellulose degradation N fixation, P mobilising

    Algal leaf fertilizer

    Improved germination and growthStimulated growth of roots and plantsEarlier flowering, better fruit setting, shorter growing periodImproves the taste and flavour formation of the friutsImproves storabiltiy, lowered nitrate contentHigher pest and desease resitance and drought tolerance

  • Monitoring

    Planned emission reduction is 1 mill. tonnes in 5 years(200 000 tonnes/year on 25 000 ha)

    The CO2 emission reduction commitment means the difference between the baseline emission and the emissions occuring after technological change.

    Meeting of the commitments require an internal strong monitoring control and external, international validation

  • Baseline calculation

  • Data subject to monitoring The amount of nutrients used both from organic and synthetic fertilizer The composition of nutrients used (quantity and quality control) Follow the soil tillage technique used in the soil preparation period Follow the soil tillage technique used in the after harvest period Changes in the amount of plant residues Inventory of the own and hired soil tillage machines, which are suitable for the implementation of the new technology both in quality and capacity.

  • Monitoring

    Use of GN 2009-2014 program Completion of the log bookProvision of nitrate data

    On the spot control including sampling

    Parcell identification based on GPS

  • Advantages for farmers

    Receive organic fertilizers in a value of 12 000 Ft.(20 l/h/year (a: 600 FT+ VAT /l)

    Receive support for tillage machinery in a value of 3400 Ft/ha

  • Farmers obligations in relation to the project

    Statement on the right of land use

    Follow the technology determined

    Meeting administrative obligations

    (supplying data by crops) on a contracted bases

  • SummaryThe indicator number one of the program implementation is the volume of GHG emission reduction. The planned 1 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent emission reduction is considered to be an outstanding magnitude among agricultural projects.Based on the the changes in farming technology and the use of complex bio fertilizers it may be clearly stated that the program implementation is an extra voluntary environmental performance. Farmers implement environment friendly farming management that is beyond the requirements formulated in the EU's common agricultural policy and strenthgen adaptation to the climat change ahead of us.

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