Grant Pre-Information: European Joint Programme on agricultural soil management
As part of the Horizon 2020 progamme, a European Joint Programme cofounding call will be opened on 16 October 2018 with proposal deadline of 23 January 2019. The call is for research proposals focused on improving agricultural soils ability to provide food security, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and additional ecosystem services. This research will advance European goals to reduce land degradation through soil erosion and soil organic matter loss, preserve soil fertility, and improve processes related to organic matter retention and accrual as well as water holding capacity. Successful proposals will incorporate novel technologies, farm-level accounting of emissions and carbon storage, and/or sustainable agricultural production to leverage European soils to meet global sustainability targets and goals. An EU contribution to a maximum 50% of the total eligible costs of the action or up to 40 million EUR is expected.