Towards climate-smart sustainable management of agricultural soils

EJP SOIL is a European Joint Programme Cofund on Agricultural Soil Management contributing to key societal challenges including climate change and future food supply.

EJP SOIL targets climate change adaptation and mitigation, sustainable agricultural production, ecosystem services and restoration and prevention of land and soil degradation.

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A day with soil research at ATK TAKI / EJP SOIL partner Hungary

By Peter Laszlo, ATK TAKI

Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity

Soil Organic Carbon

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Crumb structure in soil rich in organic material & Unfavorable structure with angular aggregates and smooth surface. Source: Parc Natural du Pays des Collines (left) Agricultures & Territoires – Chambre d’Agriculture de Région du Nord – Pas de Calais (right).

2020.10.27 | Knowledge exchange

Belgian tyre producer partners with ILVO to further evolve and educate on anti-soil compaction tyres

With soil compaction being one of the biggest threats for agricultural soils both at present and in the future, and a problem that is not easily undone once it is there, there is an urgent need for soil management practices that prevent soil compaction as much as possible. This is why the Belgian branch of tyre and agricultural machinery producer…

Robotti seeding (left) and planting (right). Photo: AGROINTELLI

2020.10.27 | Knowledge exchange

Long-term investments in soil health require a change of mind-set and behaviour

Healthy soils and secure future food production is depending on long-term investment in soils. Generations have to collaborate. Investing in intelligent precision farming technology is part of the solution. However, the challenge lies in the need for a fundamental change of mind-set and behaviour to support the farmers who commit themselves to…

AgroKruh System. Photo by Anetta Vaculíková

2020.10.27 | Knowledge exchange

New technology for soil cultivation shows significant impact on soil properties for cultivating vegetables

The AgroKruh system represents an ecological way of cultivating soil in circles using a support arm with individual spading and irrigation equipment. The soil is not ploughed and turned, and the method has significant impact on soil properties that are important for cultivation of organic vegetables.

Future events

Thu 26 Nov
14:00-16:30 | Virtual
FACCE-JPI 10 Year Event
“A world in transition: Journey towards a sustainable future” on 26 and 27 November. Virtual event.
Sat 05 Dec
07:00-23:00 | Global
World Soil Day - Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity
World Soil Day 2020 and its campaign "Keep soil alive, Protect soil biodiversity" aims to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems and human well-being by addressing the growing challenges in soil management, fighting soil biodiversity loss, increasing soil awareness and encouraging governments, organizations, communities and individuals around the world to commit to proactively improving soil health.
Tue 24 Aug
17:31-17:33 | Geneva, Switzerland
Eurosoil 2020: Connecting people and soil - Postponed to the second half of 2021
The Eurosoil 2020 organisers have been closely monitoring and analysing the evolving situation around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the worldwide impact of this pandemic.