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Development of a glossary of terms used in manure management to assist in UNECE negotiations - AM0124

The main objective is to produce and disseminate a glossary of terms in English associated with the management of manures produced by farm livestock. This is needed because there is currently considerable ambiguity and lack of clarity in the terms, definitions and descriptions used in the international literature on this topic. This is not only because the same term may be ascribed different meanings by different authors but also because some terms (e.g. to describe a particular type of livestock housing) are specific to a particular country or region and not in widespread use elsewhere. International linkages and drivers for both research and policy have increased in recent years so the need for clarity in documents, reports and publications is essential. The project is relevant to Defra`s policy on livestock manures, particular on utilisation and environmental aspects, and on supporting international activities in this area. The glossary will be of use to both policymakers and scientist, both to those in the UK and in the international community.
1. Organise and run a workshop with 5-7 experts to produce and agree a draft glossary of terms.
2. Edit draft glossary to ensure clarity and lack of ambiguity.
3. Circulate draft to DEFRA and to selected members of RAMIRAN, including at least one in North America, receive and act on comments, amendments, additions etc.
4. Produce 500 copies of the final version of the glossary.
5. Disseminate glossary.

Project Documents
• Final Report : Development of a glossary of terms used in manure management to assist in UNECE negotiations   (40k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2002

To: 2003

Cost: £9,700
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Swiss College of Agriculture
Air Pollution              
Environmental Protection              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Agriculture