The European Joint Programme ‘Towards climate-smart sustainable management of agricultural soils’, has pre-announced its first external call for joint transnational research. The objective is to foster holistic agricultural soil management practices which will assist in making a shift to diversify farming to include a variety of sustainable and environmental practices. Another objective is to make a shift from those agricultural practices that contributes to soil degradation, towards more sustainable practices and methods.
Funding organisations from fourteen countries will contribute to this call. Research partners from countries where funding organisation do not participate can be part of consortia if they bring in their own funding. The call will open in April 2021 with a closing date for proposals on the 7th of September. Please note that a project summary must be submitted, and coordinator and partners must be registered, via the online submission tool until the 25th of June.
For more information and the pre-call announcement, visit the EJP SOIL website.
FACCE-JPI had a role in facilitating the process for the proposal for an European Joint Programming (EJP) Cofund on Agricultural Soil Management that was developed by the European Commission (Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development).