i-SoMPE –Innovative Soil Management Practices across Europe
Funding entity: European Union’s H2020 – EJP Soil (1st internal call) – Topic FS2/MT4
Coordinator: Frederic Vanwindekens (Belgium (Wallonia) – CRAW
IRNASA participants: M. Sonia Rodríguez-Cruz, M. Jesús Sánchez-Martín; Jesús M. Marín-Benito
Duration: 1 February 2021-31 January 2022
Budget: 460.000,00 euros (12.200,00 euros IRNASA)
The goal of i-SoMPE is to promote innovative soil management practices (SMPs) and agricultural systems to enhance ecosystem services in order to minimize soil threats and sustain agriculture in a context of climate change. A comprehensive inventory of SMPs and their capacity to succeed in multiple scenarios, agricultural production, ecosystem services, biogeochemical cycles, is lacking. By using a survey approach, i-SoMPE will aim to document these innovative agricultural practices. The collected data will be synthesized considering technical and ecological constraints and socio-economic barriers. Context-specific thematic maps will be provided to guide policy makers towards the most efficient innovative SMPs as sustainable climate-smart tools.