About the project
The European Commission has launched a new EU Soil Strategy, building on the European Green Deal and related EU policies. The strategy works with a new vision for soil that is anchored in the EU Biodiversity Strategy and Farm to Fork Strategy, mainly in connection to nutrient loss reduction.
It has been estimated that up to 70% of soils in the EU are not healthy due to constant unsustainable land use and management
The project aims to create a network between universities, managing entities, and policymakers to elaborate a strategy and good practices, essential for preserving and protecting nature, biodiversity, and green infrastructure, including rural and urban areas, and reducing all forms of soil degradation.
The main objectives of the project are to:
Assess requirements for the sustainable use of soil and prepare a set of sustainable soil management policies (regenerative agriculture, agroforestry, etc).
Developing policy instruments regarding soil protection
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Partners we are looking for
Potential partners are regions or NGOs interested in developing sectoral regulations regarding soil protection, and improving soil health, with an emphasis on sustainable practices in agriculture and forestry