EJP SOIL Knowledge framework

The four segements of the knowledge framework (adapted after Dalkir, 2005) are part of a cyclic process to enhance the development and use of knowledge on agricultural soil. 

  1. Knowledge development
    • What new knowledge do we need to develop in order to achieve these expected impacts? The knowledge gaps across Europe will be identified to work towards adoption of Climate-Smart Sustainable Agricultural SOIL Management (CSSASM) on European scale.
  2. Knowledge sharing & transfer
    • A wide range of stakeholders are involved to make sure all regions in Europe will be engaged and involved  and regional, national and Europe wide activities will be organised in a multi-actor approach. The capacity of scientists and non-academic stakeholders is enhanced.
  3. Knowledge harmonization, organization and storage
    • A plan for knowledge harmonization, organisation and storage will be developed. The workflow will ensure linkages with all stakeholders to ensure data harmonization and standardization. 
  4. Knowledge application
    • The application of knowledge will be facilitated by creating better guidelines, awareness and capacity for CSSASM adoption.

Barriers for the implementation of novel technologies for agricultural soil management and carbon sequestration and of the ways to overcome them will be identification and analysed for better integration of agricultural soil management in the European circular economy and bioeconomy.

Based on farmers needs,  improved and new ICT tools will be developed to protect and manage agricultural soils.

Evidence-based recommendations for EU policies and improved and adapted fertilization guidelines will be among the prioritized outcomes of EJP SOIL.