DAN publications

DAN fertilisers and productivity


Launched by Fertilizers Europe, DAN (Directly Available Nitrogen) seeks to present the agronomic and environmental aspects of the different types of nitrogen fertilisers currently used in Europe, as well as the beneficial impacts of nitrogen fertilisers, such as CAN.

Fertilisers play a major role in supplying food for the growing global population and in addressing climate change issues. According to estimates, more than half of the world’s food supply is produced through the use of fertilisers.

Fertilizers Europe believes that the focus of European agricultural policy should be on improving the performance of the agricultural sector in terms of its productivity and efficiency. This will enable European farmers to increase Europe’s self-sufficiency and its contribution to global food needs, and will also lead to more sustainable agricultural production. Strengthening agriculture in Europe through the efficient use of fertilisers may be instrumental in helping the sector achieve the main goals of the EU's agricultural policy.

Directly Available Nitrogen (DAN) fertilisers offer farmers and agronomists precise and reliable means of increasing food and energy production in an environmentally acceptable way. DAN fertilisers, based on nitrate and ammonium, combine the benefits of the two simplest forms of reactive nitrogen that are directly available to plants.

The publications issued during the campaign set out the main aspects of the agronomic and environmental impact of different types of nitrogen fertilisers currently in use in Europe and the benefits of DAN fertilisers.

For the publications issued during the DAN campaign please click here.