Soil health’s critical role in implementing Eco-schemes

La salud del suelo es fundamental para la agricultura sostenible, influyendo directamente en el rendimiento de los cultivos, la calidad ambiental y el ecosistema. La Unión Europea (UE) ha integrado esquemas ambientales en su Política Agrícola Común (PAC) para promover beneficios ambientales y climáticos mientras apoya al sector agrícola.

The NOVASOIL project stands out at the International Pear Congress 2024 in Óbidos, Portugal, organised by AREFLH and ANP.

The NOVASOIL project had a notable presence at the Interpera 2024 International Pera Congress in Óbidos, Portugal. This important event brings together producers and industry stakeholders to discuss consumer trends, climate challenges and advances in agricultural technology. With a focus on soil health and sustainability, NOVASOIL shared key innovations for pearl production. Read more about how this initiative is transforming agriculture in our latest article.

Soil salinisation in Europe: A growing problem with serious consequences

oil salinization in Europe is not an isolated issue; it is deeply interconnected with overall soil health and has broad implications for agriculture, biodiversity, and the economy. Soil health is fundamental for maintaining agricultural productivity and ecosystem stability. Without healthy soils, farmers’ ability to produce food sustainably is severely compromised. Salinization, by increasing the concentration of salts in the soil, degrades its structure, reduces its fertility, and makes it more susceptible to erosion, thereby jeopardizing its long-term productive capacity.

The NOVASOIL project represents a crucial initiative to address these challenges. NOVASOIL focuses on innovation and the implementation of sustainable solutions to improve soil management and mitigate the effects of salinization. This project promotes sustainable agricultural practices, advanced desalination techniques, and the development of salt-tolerant crops. Additionally, it aims to enhance the efficiency of irrigation water use, which is essential for reducing the accumulation of salts in the soil.

The healing power of nature: Transform your mental health with science-based benefits

In our fast-paced, urbanised world, the search for effective mental health solutions is more important than ever. What if one of the most powerful tools for improving our wellbeing was right on our doorstep? Science has shown that connecting with nature significantly improves mental health by reducing stress and anxiety, improving mood, and enhancing creativity and focus. This article explores how nature can transform your mental health, backed by scientific data. Discover the profound healing power of nature and how it can be your best ally in living a happier, healthier life.

Read on to discover the science behind these benefits and how you can incorporate nature into your daily routine.

Mixed policies to reduce soil erosion and land abandonment in marginal areas: A case study from the Liguria region, Italy

he study “Mixed policies to reduce soil erosion and land abandonment in marginal areas: A case study from the Liguria region, Italy” by Daniele Vergamini, Matteo Olivieri, Maria Andreoli, and Fabio Bartolini examines the impact of integrated Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) measures on reducing soil erosion and land abandonment in Liguria, Italy. Using a bio-economic model, the research shows that combining eco-schemes and agri-environmental measures can significantly mitigate these environmental issues and promote sustainable agricultural practices.

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