Making evidence count: CAP – Getting to the roots of sustainable land management
MEP Breakfast briefing by IEEP
13th November 2019 – 08:00-09:30
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, Brussels, Members’ Salon, ASP 00 G “La Brasserie”
Soil Quality app demonstrated at SOIL HORIZONS workshop
Our soil quality app (SQAPP) was brought to the attention of participants of the "SOIL HORIZON - soil quality and soil functions workshop" (26 August, 2019). During this workshop functions of our soil quality app were demonstrated to stakeholders in different small groups. Different locations in Europe were used as showcases and the abilities were discussed with the workshop members. The demonstration panel consisted of: Luuk Fleskens, Marie Wesselink, Aleid Teeuwen, Pim van den Berg, Giulia Bongiorno, and Klaas Oostindie. A photo impression of this workshop (Photographer Guy Ackermans) can be found here: Photo Gallery (Guy Ackermans)
Looking below the surface to improve the quality of soil
The iSQAPER project was put into the spotlights as a success story through a website of the European Commission. They stated that the iSQAPER project has launched a mobile app (SQAPP) to advise farmers and land managers on how they can preserve and improve the health of their soil. The SQAPP’s tailored, cost-effective recommendations make it particularly innovative. Besides, the app generates a score (%) that rates the soil's potential for improvement. This, and more can be read here.