How to restore soil health in the EU?

On 11th March 2021, the RISE Foundation held a webinar on soil as part of the Forum for the Future of Agriculture’s Solutions week.  The webinar was the start of a new RISE project on soil that will be released is 2022, and will take an active, practical approach to discussing how we can take what we know on soil management and incentivising a change in agricultural practices, to provoke a new era in soil health.

The webinar brought together four experts at the forefront of changing how we manage our soils in Europe today.  The discussion was moderated by RISE’s Report Director, Allan Buckwell and opened and closed by the RISE Chairman, Janez Potočnik.

The following experts were invited as speakers to the event:

  • Mellany Klompe, Director of the Soil Heroes Foundation
  • Harry Smit, Snr Analyst, Farm Inputs and Farming at RaboResearch food and agribusiness, Rabobank
  • Prof. Claire Chenu, Research Director – INRAE (French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment) and consulting professor of soil science at AgroParisTech
  • Kerstin Rosenow, Head of Unit Research and Innovation, DG AGRI, European Commission

Click here to read the report of the event

Some of the main topics discussed included: results vs. farm practice approach in regenerating soil health, the use of soil health indicators, carbon farming, farmers incomes and using the CAP to stimulate sustainable soil management.

If you missed it, you can watch the full event here: