News & Events

News

Soil profile investigation of clay loam Endocalcary-Endohypogleyic Cambisol. This soil type is located in the North part of Lithuania. Soil is productive by origin, heavy textured, with neutral pH, while hard to manage. Tillage timeliness is a crucial factor to get good crop establishment. Photograph by assoc. prof. Jonas Volungevičius (LAMMC).

2020.08.13 | Research news

Lithuanian political outlook on the development of soil sustainability

Practical results from EJP SOIL will be a baseline for politicians to draw up the guidelines for future economic development and for the creation of legislative processes. It is of paramount significance to know what soil resources are available and what can be expected from potential soil productivity.

Photo by Oskar Puschmann, NIBIO.

2020.08.13 | Research news

Is moving soil the solution in Norway, when agricultural land is built over?

As Europe’s population increases, commensurate pressure is being put on politicians and legislative authorities to re-zone agricultural land to make way for new houses, roads, airports and commercial areas. How should politicians proceed? Can the soil be excavated and moved to create new fields to a comparable soil quality? And who should bear the…

INIA´s agricultural experimental field station ‘La Canaleja’, Photo by José Luis Gabriel.

2020.08.13 | Research news

EJP SOIL is an opportunity for Spain to strengthening research in agricultural soils

Identification of research gaps, support compilation of soil data, increased knowledge sharing and enhanced cooperation between soil scientists, advisors, farmers and policy makers. These are some of the Spanish anticipations of the activities in EJP SOIL.

2020.08.13 | Research news

Connecting soil data and agricultural management policies

There is a need for compilation and translation of research into applicable and manageable recommendations for more sustainable use of soils, say members of the Swiss National Hub.

Wheat harvest at La Canaleja Field Station (INIA, Alcalá de Henares, Spain). The experiment consisted on the evaluation of different wheat varieties and crop managements for evaluation of better agricultural practices for nitrogen and water use efficiency under semiarid rain fed conditions on a long-term experiment included in EJP SOIL. Photo by: José Luis Gabriel

2020.08.13 | Research news

The European challenge: Matching scientific knowledge with applicable sustainable management practices to achieve climate smart agriculture

The challenge for European policy makers is to develop efficient agricultural and environmental policies, encompassing soil management that effectively reduces climate impact in different geo-climatic regions, while at the same time bridging the needs and aspirations in food production.

2020.06.30 | Research news

1st EJP SOIL internal Call for proposals

EJP SOIL opens for the first call for joint research projects. The allocated budget amounts to 15M€. This call opens 30.06.2020 with a closing date for proposals on 18.09.2020.

2020.05.12 | Research news

Pre-Announcement of 1st EJP SOIL internal Call for proposals

EJP SOIL pre-announce the upcoming call for joint research projects. The indicative available budget amounts to 15M€. The call is expected to open on 30.06.2020 with a closing date for proposals on 04.09.2020.*

Setting the direction for the future of agricultural soils - Farmer, Mr. Zigmantas Aleksandravicius with Mr. Virginijus Feiza, PhD and Head of the Department Soil and Crop management, Institute of Agriculture, LAMMC - Investigations at farm field level in Lithuania 2012, Photo by Dr. Dalia Feiziene (LAMMC)

2020.05.07 | Research news

Stakeholders in EJP SOIL: There is a need for knowledge and applicable tools

According to stakeholders who will take part in the EJP SOIL, there is a need for knowledge sharing and tools that can be applied in soil management, but also a better overall recognition of the challenges. This calls for a continuous dialogue and collaboration between farmers, soil scientists, advisors, organisations and authorities.

Photo by Henning C. Thomsen, Aarhus University

2020.05.07 | Research news

EJP SOIL provides an opportunity for stakeholders to influence and contribute to solutions on soil management and climate change

EJP SOIL is not just another scientific project. EJP SOIL is a programme with the ambition to link knowledge development to knowledge application, and bring about new soil management solutions. This calls for the voice of and strong engagement from stakeholders related to soil management.

2020.03.20 | People

Building a cross-European framework for climate-smart sustainable agricultural soil management systems

24 countries join forces in the European Joint Programme EJP SOIL. The overall objective is to provide sustainable agricultural soil management solutions that contribute to key societal challenges including climate change and future food supply.

Showing results 1 to 10 of 11

1 2 Next

Future events

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.