THE MEASURES TO CONTROL THE AMMONIA EMISSION FROM AGRICULTURAL SOURCES IN ALBANIAJournal: International journal of ecosystems and ecology science (IJEES) (Vol.3, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2013-03-02
Authors : Ferdi Brahushi Marsela Alikaj Skender Belalla Perparim Laze;
Page : 377-380
Keywords : Ammonia; emission; agricultural practices; nitrogen.;
The control and the reduction of sulfur, nitrogen oxides (NOx), ammonia and other volatile organic compound (VOCs) emissions from the human activity were the main objective of Gothenburg Protocol. These compounds have adverse effects on natural ecosystems and human health due to the acidification, eutrophication and the increase of ozone concentration in troposphere. This study analyzed the measures needed to be taken in order to control the ammonia emissions from agricultural practices. Albania as a participant of this Protocol is required to compile, publish and disseminate a manual or guide to good agricultural practices to control ammonia emissions. The specific conditions within the country will be taken into account when compiling this code; the code will also include provisions on: nitrogen management while taking into account the whole nitrogen cycle; livestock feeding strategies; low-emission manure spreading techniques; low-emission manure storage systems; low-emission animal housing systems; and possibilities for limiting ammonia emissions from the use of mineral fertilizers.The implementation of good agricultural practices regulates the activities in some of the areas referred to the Protocol, including land use, the use of fertilizer, livestock breeding and animals welfare, manure management, plant protection, water management and water pollution, agricultural systems and biological diversity.
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