The goal of the project is to establish a sustainable system for controlling soil contamination from agricultural production and to raise awareness of agriculture’s environmental impact and healthy food production.
The project’s contributions are multiple. In addition to its indisputably significant analyses and their interpretation aimed at better-optimised fertilisation, there is a number of important and vital activities by which the project contributes to its end goal. This includes improved professional skills among the target groups, agricultural producers (farmers) and food producers, established sustainable system of information exchange between producers, consumers, universities and local and regional authorities, project book publication, improved food health and safety, increased market supply of quality and healthy food and networked associations of producers and consumers in the field of agricultural contribution towards clean environment and healthy food.
After the project is officially completed, many of its activities will continue, and the project’s sustainability will be active primarily through the created database on agricultural production’s current status.
There will also be a computer-based decision support system in place, as software designed for calculations of recommended liming, recommended fertilising of essential crops and optimised plant protection, to be available at the project’s (still active) website in three languages – Croatian, Serbian and English.
The project’s sustainability will also be reflected through handbooks, written by professional staff for the target groups with the topic of regional capacity for optimised fertilisation and protection in agricultural production. Furthermore, the handbooks have been approved by the University Senate as textbooks and it will be possible to use them as teaching literature in the coming years.