Reaching another milestone, SoildiverAgro partners will meet in the Estonian city of Tartu on 28-29 May for the annual General Assembly. This meeting will provide the environment for partners to review their progress over the last year and outline the next steps.

Day 1 Highlights

Key items from first day agenda include

  • A conference on Rural Development and Biodiversity, hosted by the Juana de Vega Foundation.
  • Interaction with other EU projects such as BIOservicES and SOB4ES. These collaborations will facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience, potentially leading to synergies between the projects.
  • A workshop dedicated to dissemination activities and events, focusing on effective strategies for sharing project results and engaging with wider audiences.

Day 2 activities

The second day of the event will include:

  • Field visits to the Rannu Seeme and Soone Farm fields, providing practical insights into the implementation of the project’s methodologies.
  • Presentations on remote sensing field studies in the fields of MTUPK members.
  • Presentation on soil biodiversity projects in MTUPK, focusing on the development of fertilisers with AMF and the development of a soil evaluation system for organic farming that includes soil biodiversity assessment.

The main objective of the EU-funded SoildiverAgro project is the adoption of new management practices and cropping systems that enhance soil genetic and functional biodiversity in order to reduce the use of external inputs while increasing crop production and quality, the provision of ecosystem services and the stability and resilience of EU agriculture.

This General Assembly in Tartu represents a significant step forward for the SoildiverAgro project, reinforcing the partners’ commitment to sustainable agricultural innovation and environmental management.