The Roadmap for EJP SOIL functions as an agenda for the activities of EJP SOIL and describes a vision for climate-smart and sustainable agricultural soil management.
In the beginning of the EJP SOIL program, a number of expected outcomes were identified by the European Commission, which in different ways could contribute to improve soil fertility in Europe. The next step has been to identify the activities that need to take place in order to achieve these outcomes - knowledge gaps that need to be filled by projects funded by EJP SOIL in addition to the different tasks that need to be completed as part of the work packages of EJP SOIL. Having consulted stakeholders in all participating countries, the agenda for these activities has been created - the Roadmap for EJP SOIL.
The roadmap will be followed by an implementation plan that will engage European member states and stakeholders across Europe in joining forces to collaborate on research and complementary activities for agricultural soil management.
The roadmap will be updated annually with information from within and outside the program to identify topics that will guide program activities. And, at the end of the EJP SOIL program, a 10-year soil research roadmap will be delivered.