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Boosting 4 BEST practices for SOIL health in Europe

Objective

Healthy soils are of major importance for the future of the European horticultural and agricultural crop production. Especially in intensive production systems, soilborne diseases are a major factor with a negative impact on soil health. Newly developed best practices and sound crop rotations permit to maintain, improve or re-establish soil health in Europe.
The BEST4SOIL project will build a community of practice network across Europe by inter-connecting growers, advisers, educators and researchers. Through this network, knowledge ready for practice on 4 best practices for the control of soilborne diseases (compost/organic amendments; green manures/cover crops; anaerobic soil disinfestation (ASD); and (bio)solarisation) will be promoted. Open-access databases with information on the range of pathogens affecting host plants will help the practitioners to build appropriate crop rotations and innovative control strategies.
As innovative tool will BEST4SOIL provide tutorial videos (youtube), easily understandable also to growers with limited language skills. Videos, databases and factsheets are edited in 22 official EU languages to facilitate the innovation management of practitioners throughout Europe. The information will be freely accessible and highly comprehensible to guarantee a smooth knowledge transfer from research to practice. BEST4SOIL will deploy local facilitators to set up a network with active communities of practice resulting in an intensive knowledge exchange.
The consortium of BEST4SOIL includes advisers, breeder, communicators, educators, growers, and researchers from eight European countries. Together with facilitators in at least twelve more countries, the network will interconnect an important part of the European growers, advisers and educators, the main stakeholders of BEST4SOIL.
https://www.7reasons.net/?page_id=37758

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/databases
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/innovation management
  • /humanities/languages and literature/languages - general
  • /social sciences/educational sciences/pedagogy/teaching

Call for proposal

H2020-RUR-2018-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

DELPHY BV
Address
Agro Business Park 65
6708 PV Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 332 582

Participants (11)

FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR BIOLOGISCHENLANDBAU OSTERREICH, ABGEKURZT FIBLOSTERREICH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 175 142,50
Address
Doblhoffgasse 7/10
1010 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
7REASONS MEDIEN GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 230 462,50
Address
Seefeldgasse 72
3462 Absdorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 82 381,25
Address
Oak Park
R93 Carlow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BERNER FACHHOCHSCHULE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 125 258,75
Address
Falkenplatz 24
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LANDBRUG & FODEVARER F.M.B.A.
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 188 087,75
Address
Axeltorv 3
1609 Kobenhavn V
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO ANDALUZ DE INVESTIGACIONY FORMACION AGRARIA PESQUERA ALIMENTARIA Y DE LA PRODUCCION ECOLOGICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 310 834,25
Address
Avenida Grecia S/n Edf Atvo Los Bermejales
41012 Sevilla
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIWERSYTET PRZYRODNICZY WE WROCLAWIU
Poland
EU contribution
€ 70 437,50
Address
Ul. Cypriana Kamila Norwida 25
50-375 Wroclaw
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 206 320
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
P. H. PETERSEN SAATZUCHT LUNDSGAARD GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 52 312,50
Address
Streichmuhlerstr 8A
24977 Grundhof
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 141 905
Address
Bundeshaus Ost
3003 Bern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
GRAND ALFRED
Austria
EU contribution
€ 82 575
Address
Kremser Strasse 63
3462 Absdorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)