CLIMASOMA

Start:1 February 2021
Duration:12 Months
Aim:To contribute to an alignment of research strategies connecting agricultural management, soil quality and climate adaptation potential through its summary of the literature, its meta-analysis and its identification of knowledge gaps.
Keywords:Climate change adaptation, soil management, soil structure, soil organic carbon, soil hydraulic properties, soil-plant interactions, pCO2, soil life    
Contact:

Project coordinator: Sarah Garre (sarah.garre@ilvo.vlaanderen.be)  

Project communication representative: Louise Pauwels (Louise.Pauwels@ilvo.vlaanderen.be

CLIMAte change adaptation through SOil and crop MAnagement: synthesis and ways forward

Soil management and cropping systems to enhance soil quality are often proposed as a key way to support the sustainable adaptation of EU agriculture to climate change. Many long term field trials quantified the impact of specific management practices on soil quality and crop performance.

However, the data gathered there has not yet been sufficiently synthesized so that practitioners and policy-makers can draw quantitative and context-specific conclusions concerning the efficacy of management practices as climate adaptation tools.

CLIMASOMA will directly contribute to an alignment of research strategies connecting agricultural management, soil quality and climate adaptation potential through its summary of the literature, its meta-analysis and its identification of knowledge gaps.

Project leader and partners

Project leader:

Flemish research institute for agriculture, fisheries and food, Belgium (EV-ILVO)

Responsible person from organization: Sarah Garré


Project partners:

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden (SLU)
Responsible person from organization: Nicholas Jarvis

Agroscope, Switzerland (AGS)
Responsible person from organization:  John Koestel

Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Italy (CREA)
Responsible person from organization: Claudia Di Bene 

Wageningen University & Research, The Nederlands (WR)
Responsible person from organization: Jan Hassink

 


Call text: CA1

 

 

 

 

 

Evaluating soil management options for the specific objective of Climate change adaptation

Although the role of sustainably managed soils and of organic matter rich soils is often forwarded as a way to help agroecosystems to adapt to climate change, not much quantitative and context-specific information is available and synthesised.

The objective is to synthesize the available knowledge linking soil management, plant rooting patterns, soil structure and soil organic matter to crop water supply through effects on soil water and available knowledge linking soil management, soil biology and plant nutrient uptake under elevated pCO2 and temperature.    

Project type: 1 synthesis/ 20PM