Shortening the transition from conventional to organic farming
Global food demand is increasing rapidly. In fact, production needs to double to feed a growing global population using only currently available land. This means greater agricultural intensification. The EU-funded SOFT project will investigate how to shorten the transition period from conventional farming to a more organic type of farming. Specifically, it will test if inoculation may be a promising tool to speed up the transition from high-yield conventional to high-yield organic agriculture. The project will also study whether it can help to overcome ‘soil legacy effects’ due to impoverished soil communities. A chronosequence of farmers’ fields (converted from conventional to organic farming) will be conducted in the Netherlands.
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Funding SchemeMSCA-IF-EF-CAR - CAR – Career Restart panel
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