Land and Soil Management Award – Apply now!
The prize rewards land use and soil management practices mitigating soil threats, i.e. soil degradation, erosion, reduction of organic matter content, diffuse contamination, and compaction as well as the reduction of soil biodiversity, salinization, sealing, flooding and landslides. In doing so, the award sheds light on outstanding achievements, encouraging new concepts of land and soil protection and their implementation in land management, as well as enhancing awareness about the importance of land and soil functions.
Who can apply?
Farmers, landowners, land managers, groups of farmers, on their own or in collaboration with research institutes, universities and/or private companies.
To recognize the great value of the farmer’s work, by promoting the winning project as a good practice at the EU level. Also, to enhance the visibility of such ways of farming at the local, national as well as European scale and to encourage the farmers to further develop their work in a sustainable path.
€ 5,000 as well as a diploma of recognition will be awarded to the winning project during the Forum for the Future of Agriculture (FFA) Gala Dinner on 22 March 2016.
Submit your project and share your success! Deadline: 31 December 2015.
This award was launched in 2008 by the European Landowners’ Organization (ELO), under the auspices of the European Commission (DG Environment and the Joint Research Centre), and in association with the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) of Vienna, Syngenta International AG, and the Centre for Soil and Environmental Sciences of Ljubljana University.