On November 19, was held a technical workshop on alternatives to the burning of agricultural pruning at the Department of Sustainable Development and Huerta of the City Council of Murcia.
The workshop was attended by local authorities such as the Counselor for Sustainable Development and Orchard of the Municipality of Murcia or the Head of its Environment Service, as well as other municipal technicians, technicians from the environment and waste sector, the Agricultural Association of Young Farmers – ASAJA, the “Stop Burning Platform” and other related initiatives.
The workshop was oriented to the problem and alternatives to the burning of agricultural pruning and its efficient recovery as organic matter against burning. In this context, LIFE SARMIENTO presented its management of annual vineyard pruning to prevent burning and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through its transformation into organic fertilizer.
Other experiences and proposals presented by the stakeholders were based on the development of a pilot plant for composting the pruning waste of the municipality or the initial evaluation of the results obtained by the pruning waste chopping pilot experience derived from the new Ordinance to ban on pruning waste burning in the municipality area.
At the end of the workshop, a round table was held to discuss alternatives, specific actions to improve management and valuation techniques and conclusions among all participants.