of nitrates and water protection with
Who are we?
NITRAWAL is a non-profit making association.
Its task is to reconcile agriculture and the environment,
particularly in terms of safeguarding water resources.
Its main objective is to integrate the management of nitrates
into everyday agricultural practice, thus reducing nitrate
run-offs into the water table.
NITRAWAL covers all of Wallonia, but focuses on zones
at risk, and those with particular environmental needs.
The NITRAWAL team is made up of fifteen people, technicians
and engineers, based in four regional action centres,
and a co-ordination centre located at Gembloux.
Personalised Technical Consultancy
NITRAWAL offers farmers a free personalised technical
consultancy service, and the necessary administrative
to comply with the Programme for sustainable nitrate management
NITRAWAL advice is concentrated along three main axes
- Being In balance with nature - the soil
- Bringing storage facilities into line with established
- Respecting the Code of Best Agricultural Practice
The aim of the work between NITRAWAL and the farmer is
to improve the use of nitrates at all stages of agricultural
production. Among the methods employed are: reasonable
fertilisation of crops, new grassland techniques, and
a rational management of organic matter and crop residues.
NITRAWAL was established in December 2000 at the instigation
of the Walloon Ministers of Agriculture and of the Environment,
Mr. Happart and Mr. Foret and is supported by a framework
agreement with the Walloon Government. NITRAWAL’s
Board of Directors brings together representatives of
Aquawal (the regional water industry association representing
producers, suppliers and waste water treatment operators),
the Walloon Agricultural Federation, the University Faculty
of Agronomic Sciences of Gembloux, and the Catholic University
of Louvain-La-Neuve. These four partners, together with
NITRAWAL, provide the framework for realising the Walloon
programme for sustainable nitrate management.
- Technical Information
- Personalised Service
- Quality Approach
- A market for exchanging animal effluents
- Services to businesses, public administration and
the associative sector
For further information, call NITRAWAL on +188.8.131.52.07,
or visit our Website at www.nitrawal.be".