SoildiverAgro start consultations to farmers on implementing possible more sustainable agricultural management practices in Spain and Finland.
More than 20 farmers and other players in the agri-food sector will participate in both discussion groups on new agricultural management practices on 5th March in Finland and 11th March in Xinzo, Galicia, Spain. This day held within the framework of the European project SoildiverAgro is open to the participation of farmers, researchers, agronomic technicians in companies, agro-industry, manufacturers, NGOs, public administration, suppliers, logistics, retailers and consumer associations. This consultation process will be combined with surveys conducted in each of the 6 pedoclimatic regions covered by SoildiverAgro in the different 15 case studies that are developing around crops (potatoes, wheat and vegetables).
The objective of these actions aims to identify the main agronomic problems faced by the various European farming systems and the needs of end-users in the different pedoclimatic regions of the EU. All these interactions will encourage the participation of the Professional Communities as part of the multi-actor approach of the project that aims to integrate stakeholders throughout the value chain and ensure the sustainability of the project. The SolidiverAgro R&D project is funded by the European Horizon 2020 programme, with a budget of seven million euros and is coordinated by the University of Vigo. A total of 22 partners participate from Spain, Czech Republic, Germany, Finland, Denmark, Belgium and Estonia.