Innovation is a sure way of maintaining and modernising agricultural activities. The circular economy involves the optimisation of production and consumption systems, including waste reduction and recycling. In this way, there are greater chances of increasing farms’ profits by recycling as production costs go down.
The Earth’s resources are becoming more and more scarce, so farmers should consider circular agriculture. The waste produced by agricultural processes can be turned into various products or can be recycled in order to increase profits and make farms environmentally friendly. Waste left by crops, green waste and any other by-product considered useless should be used to boost production and to stabilise the amount of waste to a level that is positive for the environment whilst at the same time reducing expenditure on fuel.
What measures can the Commission take to encourage farmers to strengthen agriculture’s contribution to the circular economy?