SOPHOS: Providing Sustainable Solutions for the Agricultural Sector
Phosphorus and water are scarce and valuable natural resources that may hamper the sustainable and economically feasible crop production within the current climate change scenario. To achieve and adapt to sustainable practices, a complete transformation of the agri-food sector is required in the entire value chain; a shift towards a sustainable food system (SFS).
The SOPHOS project, which is being implemented in collaboration with the research group Construction Materials and Roads (MATCAR), Group of Environmental Engineering and Microbiology (GEMMA) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech (UPC), aims to test and implement nature-based technologies to treat, recover and reuse water and phosphorus in the context of agriculture.
The two-year project is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Government of Catalonia.
Learn more about the project here.