Towards a climate neutral EU:
efficient allocation of EU funds


Organisation: Clean Air Action Group Website: Added: March 23, 2023
Project start date: January 19, 2017
Project end date: April 20, 2019


The project is based on the collaboration of an agricultural enterprise and a university to innovate plant protection and fertilization techniques and procedures using nitrogenous fertilizers. It is primarily about increasing the efficiency of nitrogen fertilization and the variability of the habitat, minimizing errors during fertilizer and pesticide application, limiting unwanted interruptions during applications and the associated reduction in the amount of applied chemical preparations and fertilizers, and providing feedback through progress records work. The issue of more efficient inputs was examined from the standpoint of precision agriculture technology.

Financial data

The total cost of the project 2 797 348 czk (117 805 EUR), 1 384 687czk (58 313 EUR) was paid from EU funds, and 1 412 661 czk (59 491 EUR) was provided by Czech government.


The use of precision agriculture techniques leads to improved yields and a more efficient use of resources, as well as reduced waste and environmental impact. On the other hand, the use of nitrogenous fertilizers and pesticides also have negative impacts on the environment, including soil degradation, water pollution, and the loss of beneficial insects and other wildlife. Overall, while precision agriculture has the potential to play a positive role in addressing climate change, the continued use of harmful chemicals and practices will ultimately undermine these efforts. As such, it is important to seek alternative, sustainable solutions that prioritize the health of the environment and the long-term well-being of local communities. This may involve a shift towards more organic and regenerative agriculture practices.

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European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.