Julie Ingram presenting at Brussels workshop

Julie Ingram is presenting at the ‘Best practices addressing environmental and climate needs’ workshop, which has been organised by DG AGRI and the JRC, and is taking place on 23rd-24th March in Brussels.

The workshop has been organised in the framework of the impact assessment for the communication on modernisation and simplification of CAP, an exercise which should lead to a renewed policy as from 2020.

Julie is making a presentation based on her research which formed part of the EU funded SmartSOIL project. Her presentation, ‘Best practices for soil organic carbon management in agricultural systems’, is part of the day two session that aims at describing some agricultural practices with regards to their benefits from an environment / climate change point of view, and the possible trade-offs in their environmental impacts and costs.

The workshop is being attended by EU Commission officials from the interested Directorate-Generals (DGs) and the goal is to allow a more informed discussion on the second day on possible options for future policy.

SmartSOIL was funded by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community and involved twelve partner organisations from Denmark, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, France, Germany, Poland, Belgium Hungary and the UK. The CCRI took a key role leading one of the Work Packages. The CCRI staff members involved were Julie Ingram and Jane Mills, and the project commenced in June 2011 and ended in September 2015.

More information about SmartSOIL can be found on its website.