EJP SOIL External Call 2022

EJP SOIL External Call for projects on farm management practices that contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation.

The European Joint Programme “EJP SOIL - Towards climate-smart sustainable management of agricultural soils” comprises 24 countries committed to providing sustainable agricultural soil management solutions that contribute to key societal challenges such as climate change and future food supply.

With the upcoming international Call, EJP SOIL aims to facilitate multinational, collaborative research projects that will foster farm management practices that contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation.

The SNSF is participating in this call exclusively supporting research projects on Soil restoration practices and managements for alleviating land degradation and supporting agro-ecosystem functioning (Topic A of the Call). Research proposals submitted for this topic should focus on the restoration of degraded soils in agricultural and forest lands and assess the potential of available solutions. Expected impacts of the research are the promotion of proven and cost-effective solutions to land and agro-ecosystem degradation, the collection and generation of knowledge on the successful and unsuccessful use of novel, advanced technologies in relation to diversified cropping and site-specific soil management, and the evaluation of the potentials and limitations of using novel, advanced technologies for sustainable soil management for different pedo-climatic zones and cropping systems. In the long term, the successful proposals should contribute to restoring degraded landscapes and improving the functionality of agro-ecosystems pastures and natural agro-ecosystems landscapes as well as contributing to more carbon-neutral farming activities.

Funding for projects will be based on a virtual common pot scheme. Applicants of the projects selected for funding will receive the grant directly from the funder to whom they submitted the application, in accordance with the funder’s terms and conditions.

The SNSF’s participation requirements for the call (Funding Regulations) and further details can be found on the programme’s official website. Pre-registration is mandatory. The deadline for pre-registration is 20 July 2022.