Advancing Bio-Waste Management: Insights from the BECBA Report

As part of the BECBA project, alchemia-nova was in charge of conducting state-of-the-art research on agricultural waste management systems and disposal in rural areas of Austria, Greece, Albania, and Kosovo. alchemia-nova provided the consortium partners with a template outlining instructions for both desk research and primary research. Desk research involved integrating existing literature, including statistics, academic papers, policy documents, guidelines, and manuals, to analyze Agricultural Waste Management (generation, collection, transportation, treatment) and Disposal practices (composting, recycling, anaerobic digestion). Simultaneously, field research collected 100 pieces of primary evidence through the collection and processing of questionnaires, local surveys, and interviews with local farming communities, focusing on their vision for the management of agricultural waste in a circular bio-based economy.

Following the implementation phase, alchemia-nova conducted a comparative assessment and produced a comprehensive report at the European level. This analysis aimed to identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement in bio-waste management practices, contributing to a more sustainable future for the Balkan region.

Section 1: Comparative Analysis of Laws, Regulations, and Institutional Framework for Bio-Waste Management

Section 2: Different Bio-Waste Management Practices
This section explores diverse bio-waste management practices in each country, shedding light on their strengths and weaknesses. It provides valuable insights into the practical challenges and successes of bio-waste management at a local level.

Section 3: Different Types of Agricultural Production
Examining various types of agricultural production and their impact on bio-waste management is crucial for developing holistic sustainability strategies.

Section 4: Circular Bio-Waste Management, Best Practices, and Entrepreneurial Activity
This section focuses on circular bio-waste management, showcasing best practices and entrepreneurial activities in Albania, Austria, Greece, and Kosovo. It highlights innovative approaches contributing to a circular economy.

Section 5: Support Mechanisms for Entrepreneurs
This section illustrates the support mechanisms available for entrepreneurs in the bio-waste management sector. Insights into funding, training, and other resources provide a roadmap for aspiring and existing entrepreneurs in the field.

Section 6: Ongoing or Recent Projects for BECBA Collaboration
This section identifies potential collaboration opportunities and ongoing or recent projects that BECBA can synergize with.

The report can be accessed here: BECBA_comparative analysis_FINAL VERSION_29.04.2023.docx