SmartSOIL final conference, 30 September 2015 in Halles des Tanneurs, Brussels
We are pleased to invite you to the conference "SmartSOIL: sustainable soil management aimed at reducing threats to soils under climate change" on 30 September 2015 in Halles des Tanneurs, Brussels. The conference will conclude the 4-year research project funded by the 7th Framework Programme.
Farming practices that lead to declining returns and inputs of carbon (C) to soils pose a threat to soil health and ecosystem services that soils deliver. In the SmartSOIL project, an innovative approach using the soil C flow and stocks concept has been used to assess the impact of C management on crop productivity, soil organic C stocks and other ecosystem services. The project has developed a decision support toolbox to enable farmers, advisors and policy makers to discuss and select the most appropriate and cost-effective practices for different farming systems and regions in Europe.
The final conference of the SmartSOIL project aims to present the results of the project and offer a forum to discuss the implications and opportunities for policy and practitioners. The event will bring together representatives of the European Commission, European Parliament, farmer unions and advisory services, NGOs, Member States and regional authorities, as well as researchers.
This 1-day conference is free of charge and offers opportunities for exchange and networking for up to 100 participants from all over Europe. The formal invitation with full conference details will be sent in due course.
For further information and registration please visit the SmartSOIL conference website (http://smartsoil.eu/smartsoil-final-conference-30-sept-2015/)
More information about the project can be found under the following link: http://smartsoil.eu/
We very much look forward to seeing you in Brussels in September 2015.
Ana Frelih-Larsen (Ecologic Institute) and Jørgen E. Olesen (Aarhus University, project coordinator)
on behalf of the SmartSOIL project team