Networking with UPCT (Polytechnic University of Cartagena)

José Fenoll and Fulgencio Contreras, representing the project LIFE AgRemSO3il, held a meeting with Raúl Zornoza and Francisco Alcón, professors of the UPCT. They are leaders of the project DIVERFARMING as well as partners of the project SOILDIVERAGRO, both funded by Horizon 2020.

During the meeting we had the chance of exchanging objectives and results of the named projects and other lines of research and innovation regarding the environmental effects of agriculture, in special on soils, according to the approach of the EU Mission: A Soil Deal for Europe.

We could appreciate that those three projects tackle environmental problems from different perspectives, providing the opportunity of integrating complementary results and a wider solution to avoid or mitigate negative effects of agricultural practices on the soils.

Remarkable results

The main agreement was the decision to arrange an event in Brussels next November with the aim to present our project results and policy recommendations to policy officers or other relevant stakeholders we could reach.

We also agreed to involve the research group on soils of CEBAS-CSIC, participating in the EJP Soil.

In this way, we can join three important research institutions developing works in the scope of: “Innovations in agriculture to protect soil in the EU. A contribution to the EU Soil Strategy.”