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Soil Care for profitable and sustainable crop production in Europe

Objective

European crop production is to remain competitive while reducing environmental impacts, requiring development and uptake of effective soil improving
cropping systems. The overall aim of SOILCARE is to identify and evaluate promising soil-improving cropping systems and agronomic
techniques increasing profitability and sustainability across scales in Europe. A trans-disciplinary approach will be used to evaluate benefits and
drawbacks of a new generation of soil improving cropping systems, incorporating all relevant bio-physical, socio-economic and political aspects.
Existing information from literature and long term experiments will be analysed to develop a comprehensive methodology for assessing
performance of cropping systems at multiple levels. A multi-actor approach will be used to select promising soil-improving cropping systems for
scientific evaluation in 16 study sites across Europe covering different pedo-climatic and socio-economic conditions. Implemented cropping
systems will be monitored with stakeholder involvement, and will be assessed jointly with scientists. Specific attention will be paid to adoption of
soil-improving cropping systems and agronomic techniques within and beyond the study sites. Results from study sites will be up-scaled to the
European level to draw general lessons about applicability potentials of soil-improving cropping systems and related profitability and sustainability
impacts, including assessing barriers for adoption at that scale. An interactive tool will be developed for end-users to identify and prioritize suitable
soil-improving cropping systems anywhere in Europe. Current policies and incentives will be assessed and targeted policy recommendations will
be provided. SOILCARE will take an active dissemination approach to achieve impact from local to European level, addressing multiple audiences,
to enhance crop production in Europe to remain competitive and sustainable through dedicated soil care.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/plant breeding/crops

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2015-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 983 450

Participants (28)

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 403 075
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 453 487,50
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 369 475
Address
The Park
GL50 2RH Cheltenham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 330 903,75
Address
Schloss Hohenheim
70599 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 367 112,50
Address
Hertogsingel 11B
6211 NC Maastricht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLYTECHNEIO KRITIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 204 672,50
Address
Building E4, Technical University Campus Counoupidiana
731 00 Chania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 119 562,50
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MILIEU LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 203 787,75
Address
High Street Commercial House Hadlow
TN11 0EE Tonbridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOOKONOMI
Norway
EU contribution
€ 329 852,50
Address
Hoegskoleveien 7
1430 Aas
Activity type
Research Organisations
BODEMKUNDIGE DIENST VAN BELGIE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 262 100
Address
Willem De Croylaan 48
3001 Leuven Heverlee
Activity type
Research Organisations
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 327 062,50
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GAME AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION TRUST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 245 587,50
Address
Burgate Manor
SP6 1EF Fordingbridge
Activity type
Research Organisations
TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 97 125
Address
Oak Park
R93 Carlow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOIL CARES RESEARCH BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 200 055
Address
Nieuwe Kanaal 7 C
6709 PA Wageningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO POLITECNICO DE COIMBRA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 190 835
Address
Rua Da Misericordia, Lagar Dos Corticos
3045-093 Coimbra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU PEDOLOGIE, AGROCHIMIE SI PROTECTIA MEDIULUI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 118 272,50
Address
Str B Dul Marasti 61 Sector 1
011464 Bucuresti
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 193 885
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTYTUT AGROFIZYKI POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 178 422,50
Address
Doswiadczalna 4
20290 Lublin
Activity type
Research Organisations
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 210 082,50
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PANNON EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 175 922,50
Address
Egyetem U 10
8200 Veszprem
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 221 210
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGRO INTELLIGENCE APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 53 500
Address
Agro Food Park 13
8200 Aarhus N
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VYZKUMNY USTAV ROSTLINNE VYROBY VVI
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 178 422,50
Address
Drnovska 507
16106 Praha 6
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALMERIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 191 441,25
Address
Carretera Sacramento Canada
04120 Almeria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FEDERATION REGIONALE DES AGROBIOLOGISTES DE BRETAGNE
France
EU contribution
€ 193 222,50
Address
17 Rue Du Bas Village
61544 Cesson Sevigne
Activity type
Other
SCIENCEVIEW MEDIA BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 40 143
Address
Eekhoornstraat 33
1216 AP Hilversum
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MILIEU CONSULTING SPRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 157 324,75
Address
Chausee De Charleroi 112
1060 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)