Investment support for N and P filters in Flanders

05 July 2023 - Published by Charlotte Boeckaert
The NuReDrain research results have convinced the Flemish government to support the roll-out of filter systems in the field. Since 1 June 2023, Flemish farmers can receive 75% support when investing in filter systems to remove nitrates and/or phosphates from drainage water or greenhouse effluent. The support is given through the Flemish Agricultural Investment Fund.

Since the filters contribute to challenges for the environment, nature and climate, support is given through funds from the European Common Agricultural Policy.

This support will accelerate the implementation of nutrient filter systems in Flanders. Flemish Nuredrain partners will continue to guide farmers on this topic after the project. All partners hope that other European countries will also follow this good example and will provide similar funding instruments.