European joint program for sustainable soil management

Project

Intensive arable agriculture with large fields – are they sustainable and climate smart? (c) Thünen-Institut/Thomas Hövelmann
Intensive arable agriculture with large fields – are they sustainable and climate smart? (© Thünen-Institut/Thomas Hövelmann)

EJP SOIL - Towards climate-smart sustainable management of agricultural soils

The EJP SOIL objectives are to develop knowledge, tools and an integrated research community to foster climate-smart sustainable soil management. Due to an European network of partners synergies can be used to advance knowledge and knowledge transfer.

Background and Objective

The overall goal of the EJP SOIL is to build a sustainable European integrated research system on agricultural soils and develop and deploy a reference framework on climate-smart sustainable agricultural soil management. This will create the enabling environment that will maximise the contribution of agricultural soil to key societal challenges such as food and water security, sustainable agricultural production, climate change
adaptation and mitigation; ecosystem services delivery, biodiversity preservation and human health.

Approach

The European Joint Programme SOIL will include joint programming and execution of research and other joint
integrative activities such as education and training (e.g. short-term missions, workshops), knowledge management, access to experimental facilities and databases, including also harmonisation, standardisation of soil data.

Mixed farming landscape with grassland and croplands – What does sustainable climate smart agriculture of the future require?
Mixed farming landscape with grassland and croplands – What does sustainable climate smart agriculture of the future require? (© Thünen-Institut/Axel Don)

Links and Downloads

www.ejpsoil.eu

Thünen-Contact


Involved Thünen-Partners


Involved external Thünen-Partners

  • INRAE
    (Paris, Frankreich)

Funding Body

  • European Union (EU)
    (international, öffentlich)
  • Federal Ministry of Food und Agriculture (BMEL)
    (national, öffentlich)

Duration

2.2020 - 1.2025

More Information

Projekt type:
Project status: ongoing