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New All Island fund launching soon

Thursday 1st April
Online
Free

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Winter Talk – Not a lot of people know… by Ian Rippey

Tuesday 6th April
Online
Free

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EIP–AGRI seminar: Healthy soils for Europe: sustainable management through knowledge and practice

Tuesday 13th April
Online
Free

Addressing Cold Weather Planning: How to Protect the Most Vulnerable and the NHS

Tuesday 13th April
Online
£99– £249 (discount for multiple places)

An Introduction to Nature Recovery Networks –Experiences from practitioners

Wednesday 14th April
Online
Free

Belfast Healthy Cities: Designing a city for children

Wednesday 14th April
Online
Free

Your priorities for the next Open Government National Action Plan (1 of 2)

Wednesday 14th April
Online
Free

Women in Agriculture conference: Resilience & Resourcefulness

Wednesday 14th April
Online

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Introduction to NPMS and survey methodology

Friday 16th April
Online
Free

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Your priorities for the next Open Government National Action Plan (2 of 2)

Tuesday 20th April
Online
Free

Nature Recovery Networks– from Policy to Practice

Wednesday 21st April
Online
Free

Women in Agriculture conference: Women Working in the Industry

Wednesday 21st April
Online

Water Ireland Conference 2021

Thursday 22nd April
Online
€178.35

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Energy Transition Conference 2021

Monday 26th April
Online
Free

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Mapping Nature Recovery Networks

Wednesday 28th April
Online
Free

Women in Agriculture conference: Business Skills in Agriculture

Wednesday 28th April
Online

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Next steps for transport decarbonisation in the UK – low–carbon fuels, infrastructure, sector–specific targets and policy development

Friday 30th April
Online
£190 plus VAT

 
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EIP–AGRI seminar: Healthy soils for Europe: sustainable management through knowledge and practice

Tuesday 13 April 2021 - 14/04/21

Online

Healthy soils are fundamental to the sustainable production of food, feed and fibre. In addition, healthy soils provide many other functions that contribute to human well–being such as water filtering, carbon sequestration, nutrient cycling and biodiversity conservation. Soil health is affected by unsustainable management practices. These include frequent tillage, which accelerates soil organic matter loss, incorrect use of agrochemicals, which leads to soil and water pollution, and irrigation practices causing salinisation problems.

Climate change may also affect soils in different ways. More frequent heavy rainfalls and drought periods can increase erosion, nutrient and pollutant leaching, soil carbon losses and soil salinisation. On the positive side, practices improving soil health can mitigate or even reverse these negative effects, including the impacts of climate change.

This interactive event is dedicated to exchanging practical solutions to soil health problems, and discussing what needs to be done for farms to take them up. Please apply if you would like to actively share your knowledge, experience or innovative ideas to make this event a success, and to build and share practical knowledge to promote the health of our soils.

The overall aim of the seminar is to raise awareness and address practical soil management challenges and solutions to enhance soil health.

The specific objectives of the seminar are:

  • Raise awareness of the importance of soil health and introduce various EU initiatives undertaken to preserve it, such as EJP soil and the proposed EU mission “Caring for Soil is Caring for Life”.
  • Promote and build upon the results and outcomes of past EIP–AGRI networking activities such as Focus Groups on soil–related issues and relevant workshops.
  • Share experiences and good practices to maintain soil health, identified by relevant projects, research activities and farmers.
  • Identify synergies between different types of projects working on soil health, and encourage further cooperation among participants through networking.
  • Discuss challenges and solutions for soil health, and identify what is needed to make these solutions operational for farmers, foresters and other land managers, and make them widely used/adopted.