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On this page you find EJP SOIL articles and documents as well as links to relevant related national literature, activities and events.

The European Joint Programme EJP SOIL started in early 2020 involving partners from 24 countries in Europe.

The objective is to enhance the contribution of agricultural soils to key societal challenges such as climate change adaptation and mitigation, sustainable agricultural production, ecosystem services provision as well as prevention and restoration of land and soil degradation.

National Co-ordinator

Dr Suzanne Higgins

National Co-ordinator

Dr Elaine Groom

National Communication Representative
Debra Castles

Upcoming Events

2 May 2024 - 10am - 12.45pm

AFBI are hosting an online National Hub member event 2 May, 10am – 12.45 pm. If you are working in soils and you are based in the UK and would like to contribute to this discussion please email for further information.

Past Events

4 - 5 December 2023

: Assembly Buildings Conference Centre, Belfast, BT1 6DW

The Annual Conference 2023

Abstract: The scientific committee have reviewed abstracts across five topics, linked to the conference theme, Soil Management and Monitoring:

  1. Nutrient Management
  2. Soil Carbon 
  3. Water Management and Quality 
  4. Technology and Innovation 
  5. Soil Health.

About the Conference: The British Society of Soil Science and the Soil Science Society of Ireland’s Joint Annual Conference 2023 took place from Monday 4 – Tuesday 5 December in Belfast. The overall conference theme was Soil Management and Monitoring. 

Read more about the conference:

Significant Soil Conference hosted in Belfast marking World Soil Day

26 October 2023

Venue: La Mon Hotel & Country Club, Gransha Road, Newtownards, BT23 5RF

The AFBI Soil Health Conference will showcase the latest scientific knowledge emerging from this programme, complemented with leading scientists working on soil health from across the UK and Ireland. It is open to all stakeholders to attend and it is expected that over 150 will attend representing industry, academia and government.

Key topics to be covered include:

  • Policy and Legislation in a UK, EU and Global context
  • Research underpinning improvements in Soil Health which support both agricultural productivity and environmental protection
  • Soil Health and Nutrient Management monitoring and measuring