Second partner meeting with visit of the official monitor

On Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th of May 2016, the partners of LIFE Multibiosol’s project met in the premises of AITIIP in Zaragoza to catch up on the actions of the project and inform the monitor assigned by the European Commission on the progress achieved thus far.

On Tuesday afternoon, all of the partners involved in the project presented a brief summary of the preparatory and implementation actions taken until now. They also discussed the pending actions for this year, concerning mostly pre and post-harvest trials with AITIIP’s biomulching.

Small-scale trials with biomulching started this month in the parcel of a CAA-associated farmer, and we are expecting good results from tomato, pepper and cucumber harvests. In a month, we will proceed to cover the EEAD-CSIC’s apple and peach trees with biodegradable plastic bio-bags. During this campaign, we will send samples of the plastic to the ARCHA laboratories to check the degree of biodegradability; harvested products will then be analysed by PCTAD  to determine quality levels.

On Wednesday morning, the partners welcomed Patricia Serrano, expert monitor sent in by NEEMO EEIG-IDOM to visit the project site on behalf of the European Commission. She learned from the partners about the progress made with the project thus far, the steps that lie ahead and all the details required for the progress report due at the end of June.

After hearing a brief presentation from the monitor on the administrative and financial aspects of the project, the partners visited AITIIP’s premises to see the company’s progress with the LIFE project, and once the meeting was over, they visited the trial fields to see the practical implementation of biodegradable mulching.  

We would like to take this opportunity to thank AITIIP for their hospitality and Patricia for her visit. The partners eagerly await our next meeting and the work to come during this second year of the project.