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Soil Mission Support: Towards a European research and innovation roadmap on soils and land management

Objective

Soil health is vital for the delivery of food, energy, and biomaterials, as well as climate action, ecosystem services and biodiversity. Pressure on land and soil is growing due to competing demands for land and biobased products. A sustainable soil management that satisfies the increasing demand and avoids soil degradation requires coordinated R&I. This project will employ a multi-actor approach to create an effective framework for action in the wider area of soil health and land management by coordinating efforts and pooling resources, by developing a coherent portfolio of R&I activities and by identifying criteria for Living Labs and lighthouses to demonstrate solutions.

The CSA will bring together the main players in soil health and management in a transdisciplinary approach. Planned activities include the analysis of the needs for R&I on soil and land management as expressed through stakeholder/citizen consultation and ongoing research projects, the identification of gaps, priority areas and types of action for intervention including Living Labs and lighthouses. The action fields sprawl from agriculture and forestry to spatial planning, land remediation, climate action, and disaster control.

Outcomes and results will be
- A stakeholder-based, co-created roadmap for R&I to support the Horizon Europe Mission in the area of Soil Health and Food.
- Improved coordination with existing activities in Europe and globally, thereby raising visibility and effectiveness of R&I funding.
- Identification of and learning from existing and potential Living Labs and lighthouses for testing and demonstrating solutions in order to simultaneously satisfy competing demands of soil use.
With its activities, the CSA will support the EC and the Mission Board of the Horizon Europe Mission in the area of Soil Health and Food in delivering the objectives.

Call for proposal

H2020-FNR-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action
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Coordinator

Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung
Address
Deichmanns Aue 29
53179 Bonn
Germany
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 223 431,25

Participants (9)

LEIBNIZ-ZENTRUM FUER AGRARLANDSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG (ZALF) e.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 162 750
Address
Eberswalder Str. 84
15374 Muencheberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
UMWELTBUNDESAMT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG (UBA GMBH)
Austria
EU contribution
€ 184 487,50
Address
Spittelauer Lande 5
1090 Wien
Activity type
Other
STICHTING DELTARES
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 153 875
Address
Boussinesqweg 1
2629 HV Delft
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGRARTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 67 250
Address
Brunszvik Street 2
2462 Martonvasar
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 81 643,75
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 59 968,75
Address
Oak Park
R93 Carlow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA OA MP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 26 625
Address
Carretera De La Coruna Km7.5
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 60 843,75
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 79 125
Address
Pfalzburger Strasse 43-44
10717 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations