What we do

Discover how we empower farmers bcoming more independent from price fluctuations of fossil energy and mineral fertilisers inputs:

Who is this for?

The impact of the project

AgEnRes aims to provide better analytical tools, improved decision making for farmers and policy-makers, better capacity for the farming sector to cope with price variations of fossil energy, and to support preferred investments in fossil energy independent technologies and farming practices, generating a positive impact on the European agricultural sector.
  1. Reducing Emissions and Empowering Sectors
    IMPACT 1

    Reducing Emissions and Empowering Sectors

    We will assist farmers in making informed decisions regarding the optimal utilization of energy and mineral fertilisers, reducing fossil energy dependence, greenhouse gas emissions and pollutants, reshaping sustainability through practices such as fuel switching and zero-tillage systems, offering insights into cost-effective mitigation strategies, and sharing comprehensive data at different scales.
  2. Advancing Science, Knowledge about Technology Adoption, and Policy Design
    IMPACT 2

    Advancing Science, Knowledge about Technology Adoption, and Policy Design

    We integrate economic, behavioural, energy, bio-physical, agronomic and environmental models, modules and data considering and contributing to Green Deal policies, SDGs, and climate policies, promoting a system approach. We improve foresight methods to elaborate scenarios and to support policy design related to energy use in agriculture.

  3. Minimising financial exposure to price fluctuations of fossil energy and mineral fertilisers.
    IMPACT 3

    Minimising financial exposure to price fluctuations of fossil energy and mineral fertilisers.

    Our new financial price risk management tools can minimize financial exposure to price fluctuations fossil energy and mineral fertilisers.

    Our framework connects socioeconomic and biophysical domains, fostering innovation in governance and social sectors, facilitating access to models and data that support global knowledge sharing and better decision-making.

Latest news and events

Voices of AgEnRes - Interview with John Helming (Project coordinator)

Welcome to our new blog series where we dive deep into the heart of AgEnRes by interviewing our esteemed Work Package Leaders. But first, let's understand what a Work Package (WP) is. 

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Greening European Agriculture: EU Project Driving Sustainable Innovation Across Europe (Press Release)
Fertilisers play a critical role in food production and security. At the peak of gas prices in 2022, gas accounted for 90% of the variable production cost of nitrogen fertilizers, resulting in a 149% increase in nitrogen fertiliser prices for EU farmers as of September 2022 compared to September 2021. This surge was even more significant compared to 2020, with the price of fertilisers reaching historical highs, peaking at a 350% increase, and averaging around 250%.  
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