The final SoilCare conference will take place on Thursday 24th June from 10:30-15:00 CET with the aim of disseminating the findings of our EU-funded project and inciting discussion surrounding our results and policy recommendations.
The CCRI is to participate in a greenhouse gas removal research project under a major grant from UKRI
CCRI Director Janet Dwyer, has become the president of a prestigious long-standing society, UK Agricultural Economics Society which promotes study and teaching within the domains of agricultural, food and related industries, rural society and the environment.
This year’s World Soil Day (5th December) is dedicated to the theme “Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity”. Find out more about the ongoing SoilCare project.
Professor Clive Potter of Imperial College London and Dr Julie Urquhart of the University of Gloucestershire will be joint Ambassador for the Future of Treescapes project.
Today (5th December) is World Soil Day – a day to celebrate and raise awareness on the importance of our soils.
Can farmers improve their soil whilst increasing their profitability? This is a question that has been puzzling scientists on the SoilCare research project for the last four years.
For the past five years, the RECARE project has been working with stakeholders across Europe to develop a new way of saving the soil. As the project ends, it is presenting the accumulated learning from its research to policymakers in the cities, regions and nations of Europe as well as international bodies.
The urgency of this mission is underscored by recent UN reports highlighting the role that agriculture plays in climate change and how sustainable agriculture is going to be necessary to secure food production as well as liveable landscapes under climatic change.
As the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation uses World Soil Day to raise awareness about soil health, it may come as little surprise to find out that soil doesn’t just impact our food supplies, it also helps clean water and lower risks of floods and droughts. More surprising is the SoilCare team’s efforts to treat profitability for farmers as a central priority – a consideration many research projects on environmental health overlook.
The RECARE project has issued a media release in the lead-up to the final conference, which takes place in Brussels on the 27th of September in Brussels, where the research team are coming together with policymakers and influencers to discuss how RECARE results can influence the design of future European policies on soil protection
There has been a great deal of comment on the recently published draft Agriculture Bill, which seeks to set out how the government will support farming after Brexit. The CCRI Director, Professor Janet Dwyer has a number of important observations.