Crop diversification and low-input farming cross Europe: from practitioners’ engagement and ecosystems services to increased revenues and value chain organisation.
For more information http://www.diverfarming.eu/index.php/en/
A NETWORK OF PRACTIONERS, FOR SHARING KNOWLEDGE ON PREVENTION AND REDUCTION OF SOIL BORNE DISEASES
With Best4Soil they are building a community of practice network across Europe by inter-connecting growers, advisers, educators and researchers. This network promotes knowledge ready for practice on 4 best practices (compost, green manure, anaerobic disinfestation, (bio) solarisation) for the control of soil borne diseases.
For more information https://www.best4soil.eu/
- LIFE SURFING
The SURFING project addresses the environmental problem of lindane contamination existing in Bailín (Sabiñánigo).
The project aims to demonstrate the field feasibility of a soil remediation technique for soils containing Dense Non-aqueous Phase Liquids (DNAPL) composed by a multicomponent mixture of organic contaminants and Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). To achieve that, well known oxidation techniques will be combined with the action of surfactants.
For more information http://www.lifesurfing.eu/en
- LIFE GREEN GRAPES
The project is a European program in support of environmental policies that aims to demonstrate and evaluate the effectiveness of application protocols based on forecasting defense models (decision support systems – DSS) combined with agronomic techniques and foliar interventions on vine plants. in multiplication and production, based on the use of products of the type inductors of resistance and biocontrol agents.
For more information https://www.lifegreengrapes.eu
- PERFECT LIFE
PERFECT (PEsticide Reduction using Friendly and Environmentally Controlled Technologies) is a European project funded by the European Commission’s Life programme which started in September 2018 and will end in September 2022.
The main objective is to demonstrate that it is possible to reduce environmental pollution by pesticides and their associated metabolites in the air, by means of Optimum Broth Volume Adjustment tools (OVRA) and Drift Reduction Technologies (SDRT), reducing the risk to fauna, flora and humans. Also, to develop a new ultra-fast, sensitive and high temporal resolution technology for the analysis of pesticides, evaluating its application from a human health point of view and in real agricultural conditions.
For more information https://perfectlifeproject.eu/
- LIFE PureAgroH2O
The key objective of the LIFE PureAgroH2O project is to develop and demonstrate a novel purification system for the sustainable management of the end-of-the-pipe wastewater effluents generated in fruit & vegetable industry, the prevention of losses of various inorganic and organic contaminants to the environment and the recycle/reuse of the purified water. To achieve the objective, a close-to- market, patented water purification system with the ability to effectively recycle 15 m3/day of real agro-wastewater will be developed demonstrated and commercialised.
For more information https://www.lifepureagroh2o.com/
- LIFE ULISES
The main goal of LIFE ULISES Project is to upgrade conventional wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) by different innovative technologies that produce useful resources from wastewater, such as automotive biofuel, biofertilizers and water for reuse. The project aims to reduce energy consumption and carbon footprint of WWTPs, increasing their efficiency by the integration of different technologies in each of their lines from the WWTP (water, gas, sludge).
For more information https://life-ulises.eu/en/
- LIFE PHOENIX
LIFE Phoenix develops innovative solutions for urban wastewater regeneration for
agricultural purposes, adapted to every kind of WWTP. A demonstrative plant has been
designed with more than 12 different technologies, considering a flexible concept. A
decision support system (DSS) shows the best solution to be implemented in each WWTP.
For more information https://life-phoenix.eu/
- LIFE Aquemfree
European project co-financed by the LIFE+ program for the development of a system to decontaminate water from washing of containers and phytosanitary treatments equipment by solar photocatalysis.
For more information https://www.life-aquemfree.eu/
- LIFE Empore
Life-Empore Project aims at designing a technical and cost-efficient solution for removing emerging pollutants.
The implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) raises a number of shared technical challenges for the Member States. The aim to reach good ecological status in every water body in Europe is far to be reached.
For more information http://www.life-empore.org/
- LIFE Clean Up
Emerging contaminants (CEs) that, through urban wastewater and effluents from wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), reach aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems cause negative effects on ecosystem services. LIFE CLEAN UP aims to improve water purification with an efficient and environmentally friendly technology to obtain purified water exempt from CEs.
For more information https://www.lifecleanup.eu
- LIFE ReQpro
The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the protection of water resources through efficient reclamation and reuse of wastewater for irrigation of agricultural land, substituting surface water and groundwater resources. This objective will be achieved by developing a specific model of water reclamation and reuse for irrigation of high quality crops.
For more information http://reqpro.crpa.it
- Interreg Nor-Water
This project is aimed at identifying the main emerging pollutants (EPs) and their sources in the hydrographic basins of northern Portugal and Galicia. In addition, it is focused on developing, implementing and harmonizing a set of innovative multidisciplinary tools to minimize the impact of EPs on these water bodies. The project will also contribute to the improvement of water quality and will enhance the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) in this cross-border area.
For more information http://nor-water.eu
- H2020 iSQAPER
The most important aims the iSqaper project will work on are to integrate existing soil quality related information; synthesize the evidence for agricultural management effects provided by long-term field trials; derive and identify innovative soil quality indicators that can be integrated into an easy-to-use interactive soil quality assessment tool; Develop, with input from a variety of stakeholders, a multilingual Soil Quality Application (SQAPP) for in-field soil quality assessment and monitoring; test, refine, and roll out SQAPP across Europe and China as a new standard for holistic assessment of agricultural soil quality and use a trans-disciplinary, multi-actor approach to validate and support SQAPP.
For more information https://www.isqaper-project.eu
- FP7 RECARE
Soils are currently under increasing threat from a wide range of processes, such as soil The wearing away of the land surface by water, wind, ice, gravity or other natural or anthropogenic agents that abrade, detach and remove soil particles or rock material from one point on the earth’s surface, for deposition elsewhere, including gravitational creep and so-called tillage erosion.
” data-original-title=”Erosion”>erosion, compaction, desertification, Negative process often accelerated by human activities (improper soil use and cultivation practices, building areas) that leads to deterioration of soil properties and functions or destruction of soil as a whole, e.g. compaction, erosion, salinisation.
” data-original-title=”Soil degradation (Soil degradation)”>soil degradation across Europe.
For more information https://www.recare-project.eu
The project aims at developing a web-based completely free, open-access GeoSpatial Decision Support System (S-DSS) devoted to reconciling agriculture, environmental sustainability and policy implementation.
Overall, the S-DSS will contribute to the development and implementation of land use policies in Europe, and it will promote an integrated and participatory approach towards rural development and environmental policies allowing, among others, evaluation of trade-offs between different land uses.
For more information https://www.landsupport.eu/
OPERAs (Operational Potential of Ecosystems Research Applications) aims to improve understanding of how applying ES/NC concepts in managing ecosystems contributes to human well-being in different social-ecological systems in inland and coastal zones, in rural and urban areas, related to different ecosystems including forests and fresh water resources.
For more information http://operas-project.eu/
IMPRESSIONS aims to advance understanding of the implications of high-end climate change, involving temperature increases above 2°C, and to help decision-makers apply such knowledge within integrated adaptation and mitigation strategies.
For more information http://www.impressions-project.eu/
The overall aim of SoilCare was to identify and evaluate promising soil-improving cropping systems and agronomic techniques increasing profitability and sustainability across scales in Europe. A trans-disciplinary approach was used to evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of a new generation of soil-improving cropping systems, incorporating all relevant bio-physical, socio-economic and political aspects.
For more information https://www.soilcare-project.eu/