Protecting agricultural soils from contamination

How to prevent agricultural soil contamination and how to address the problem of contaminated soils?


The final report of this Focus Group has been published.


Tasks:

  • Identify the main soil pollutants in different regions and challenges each of them poses.
  • Review existing knowledge about ways to measure soil contamination and share information.
  • Identify innovative methods to prevent soil contamination in particular through improved management on farm.
  • Identify a set of good practices to prevent agricultural soil contamination from various sources and to remedy agricultural soil contamination.
  • Identify remaining research needs from practice and propose possible directions for further research on soil contamination.
  • Propose priorities for innovative actions by suggesting ideas for Operational Groups to test solutions for the prevention of soil contamination or remediation of contaminated soils and other ways to exchange the practical knowledge gathered beyond the Focus Group.

Results:


Other information: 


Focus Group members:

Surname, first name
Profession
Country
Alvarenga, Paula
Researcher
Portugal
Beriot, Nicolas
Researcher
Spain
Bernal, Maria Pilar
Researcher
Spain
Byrne, Fergal
Farmer
Ireland
Campos, Isabel
Researcher
Portugal
Carmody, Kate
Farmer
Ireland
Christensen, Ove Gejl
Representative of an NGO
Denmark
Lajos, Mihály
Farmer
Hungary
Lang, Vince
Researcher
Hungary
Manoli, Chiara
Industry
Italy
Mlakar, Gregor
Farmer
Slovenia
Napoli, Marco
Researcher
Italy
Ortiz-Gama, Carlos
Civil servant
Spain
Pogrzeba, Marta
Researcher
Poland
Riikonen, Aila
Farmer
Finland
Soja, Gerhard
Researcher
Austria
Zhang, Lulu
Researcher
Germany
Vukelić, Amalka
Adviser
Croatia
Facilitation team
Zdruli, Pandi
Coordinating expert
Italy
Liisa Kübarsepp
Task manager
Estonia
Guimarey Fernandez, Beatriz
Backup
Spain

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  • AGRI challenge: Protecting soils from contamination