Start:1 February 2021
Duration:40 PM
Aim: By using a surveying approach, i-SoMPE will aim to documents  innovative farming practice.

Project coordinator: Frederic Vanwindekens (f.vanwindekens@cra.wallonie.be)

Innovative soil management practices across Europe

Documentation of innovative soil management practices in Europe will provide information on regional and local practices and conditions. Online interactive maps, description, data and graphic will be accessble to the public.   

Exchange of knowledge between countries on current and innovative soil management practices and to develop a framework for assessing the current and potential area of application of soil management practices across Europe.  

The aim of the project i-SoMPE is to, as the project name indicates, document innovative soil management practices in Europe.

Innovative soil management practices (SMP) and agricultural systems are promoted to enhance ecosystem services in order to minimise soil threats and sustain agriculture in a climate change context.

A comprehensive stocktake of SMPs and their ability to succeed on multiple goals, agricultural production, ecosystem services, biogeochemical cycles, is missing.

By using a surveying approach, i-SoMPE will aim to documents these innovative farming practice. The data gathered will be synthesized considering technical and ecological constrains and socio-economic barriers.

Context specific thematic maps will be provided to guide policy makers to the most efficient innovative SMPs as climate-smart sustainable tools.

Research results from the projects CLIMASOMA and i-SoMPE

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