Julie Ingram is in Johannesburg, South Africa, at the 4th Global Science Conference On Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA), where she will be presenting a poster authored by herself and Emilio J González-Sánchez, who is from the University of Córdoba, Spain and Secretary General, European Conservation Agriculture Federation.
Julie is giving a presentation at a mini-symposium in Wageningen today, 4th October, entitled ‘Developing effective decision support for managing soil organic matter – stakeholder perspectives’, which is based on her research under the EU funded SmartSOil project.
Jane Mills is taking part in the fifth European Network of Soil Awareness – Joint Research Centre (ENSA-JRC) meeting in Bratislava on 28th – 29th September. The workshop is called ‘Giving Soils a Voice 2017’.
Julie Ingram is presenting at the ‘Best practices addressing environmental and climate needs’ workshop, which has been organised by DG AGRI and the JRC, and is taking place on 23rd-24th March in Brussels.
Julie Ingram and Jane Mills have co-authored a paper which has just been published in the Journal of Rural Studies. The paper is entitled ‘Communicating soil carbon science to farmers: incorporating credibility, salience and legitimacy’ and has free online access until December 24, 2016.
CCRI has welcomed the recent report from the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee on Soil Health, which states that soil is often overlooked as an essential component to human life. Read Jane Mills’ blog about CCRI’s work in the challenge to address soil degradation.
CCRI soil experts, Julie Ingram and Jane Mills, recently co-authored a paper on “Management of agricultural soils for greenhouse gas mitigation: Learning from a case study in NE Spain”, which was published in Environmental Science and Policy. This paper has now been made available online. It is based on data collected from the EU FP7 SmartSoil project.
Julie Ingram is presenting a paper at an international conference at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University, Brighton, which is taking place on 23rd-26th February. The conference is called “Contested Agronomy: whose agronomy counts?” and is about the battlefields in agricultural research, past and present. Julie’s paper is entitled “Here, we argue that”: contested views of managing soil carbon for mitigation.
A brochure for the EU funded project SmartSOIL is now available to download. It is available in English, Spanish and Italian.
An innovative ‘Toolbox’, aimed to help farmers achieve a good balance between crop productivity, soil health and soil carbon storage, has been developed as a result of a major EU research project called SmartSOIL.