European leaders urged to act on soil sustainability

By |september 26th, 2018|Agrifood, energy and environment, land use, land use change, News, soil directive, soil protection|

Soils play a key role in regulating the earth's climate, sustaining agriculture and preserving biodiversity. Yet they have fallen down the EU policy agenda even though tools exist to reverse that trend, according to a new report published today (26 Sep...

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Soil ‘completely underestimated’ in EU climate strategy

By |julij 12th, 2018|2050 climate strategy, agricultural policy, Energy Roadmap 2050, land use, land use change, News, soil, soil directive, soil protection|

While climate change takes a toll on agriculture and land use contributes to warming the planet, soils still find little attention from policymakers in their climate strategies.

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Third of Earth’s soil is acutely degraded due to agriculture

By |september 13th, 2017|intensive agriculture, Intensive farming, land, News, soil, soil directive, soil framework directive, soil protection, urbanisation|

A third of the planet’s land is severely degraded and fertile soil is being lost at the rate of 24 billion tonnes a year, according to a new United Nations-backed study that calls for a shift away from destructively intensive agriculture. EURACTIV's media partner, The Guardian, reports.

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