iSQAPER Newsletter 5 December 2017
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Happy World Soil Day 2017!
December 5th is World Soil Day, a celebration that is held annually as a means of focusing attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocating the sustainable management of soil resources. The Global Soil Partnership has given World Soil Day 2017 the theme “Caring for the planet starts from the ground”. This theme goes more or less hand in hand with the iSQAPER project initiative to enhance Soil Quality across Europe and China.
Take a look at the wide variety of ways in which World Soil Day is being celebrated on Twitter.
To coincide with World Soil Day, the iSQAPER team at IEEP have launched Joining the dots - soil health, agriculture and climate a briefing paper on agricultural policy in the EU, its role in soil protection and linking soil to land use related climate goals. It is an educational briefing about soil protection under the CAP, aimed at broadening the understanding of policy makers about the issues.
Continuing to develop our series of video clips describing iSQAPER's study sites and research themes this one, made by iSQAPER colleagues at Universitas Miguel Hernández, explains the Importance of good soil quality.
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Mulching, crop rotation, compost application, reduced tillage, biodynamic agriculture and maintaining a vegetation cover all contribute to sustainable agriculture as is illustrated in this infographic from our study site in south-east Spain.
During November Julie Lemesle, from the GAEC de la Branchette iSQAPER study site, visited the Wageningen University's field experimental site with Marie Wesselink (De Peel iSQAPER study site). She also separately met Marie Pierre Vedrenne, the executive manager of the Maison de l'Europe de Rennes, to introduce the iSQAPER project.
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