The Land and Soil Management Award

 

Applications for the Soil Award are now closed, but we will be happy to hear about your project at the end of the year. 

 

About the Award

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.

How to apply?

The call for application will be open from October 17, 2022. Simply fill in the application form available on the link below and send it by January 15, 2023 midnight.

 The award is bestowed to the winner every year during the Forum for the Future of Agriculture.

Please note: the application should preferably be filled out in English. If the application chooses another language a well-structured English summary of the project should be enclosed. Submit your project via e-mail to the Award Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and share your success! 

 

Application Form 2022/2023 edition Download EN

                                                                           Download FR

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Eligibility criteria

-Applications are open to Soil and Land management projects located in Europe.

Prize winner 2021/2022

Geographical  Institute,Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth  Sciences from Hungary with the project "Improving soil aggregation for soil protection, soil improvement, proper water management, carbon storage and food safety".
More information about the Institute here โžก๏ธ www.csfk.org
 

The Jury also awarded two Diplomas of Recognition to the following projects

 Project name

Source

Gut&Bösel for "Keyline Agroforestry" (Germany) project https://www.gutundboesel.org/

Lo Biais al Maset, Chemin du séminaire du Roc, Albi (France) with the project "Fight against the erosion of soils and preservation of agricultural biodiversity

through the implementation of adapted and innovative practices by a pedagogical approach and sustainability of the actions"

www.chasse-nature-occitanie.fr/tarn/

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All prize winners and diplomas of recognition

 

Year

Project name

Location

Name of applicant

2021/2022

Improving soil aggregation for soil protection, soil improvement, proper water management, carbon storage and food safety"

Hungary

Geographical  Institute,Research Centre

for Astronomy and Earth  Sciences

2020/2021

Improving soil biodiversity and humus content for better soil fertility and climate

Slovenia

Zvone ฤŒerneliฤ, Farm ฤŒerneliฤ

Diploma of Recognition: Zukunft Erde – humus formation program 

Austria

RWA

Diploma of Recognition: The Land and Soil Management at the Petr Marada ฬs Ecofarm

Czech republic

Petr Marada

Diploma of Recognition: Carbon Action

Finland

Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG)

Diploma of Recognition: La Junquera: fighting land degradation with regenerative practices in South Spain

Spain

Alfonso Chico de Guzman

2019/2020

ORTO 2.0

Italy 

Lorenzo Artibani

Diploma of Recognition: a research and demonstration agroforestry experimental site in Ramecourt 

Northern France

Antione Dequidt & partners

2018/2019

GROW Observatory

UK

GROW Observatory

Special Recognition for Breakthrough in Soil Technology for Precision Nutrient Management by near-infrared spectroscopy

Germany

John Deere GmbH&Co. KG

2017/2018

Preservation of soil health and fertility by implementing new concepts of land management

Bulgaria

Galina Dimitrova Peycheva-Miteva

Diploma of Recognition: Holistic Management Regenerating Agricultural Soils

Zimbabwe

Africa Centre for Holistic Management

2016/2017

Healthy Soil for Healthy Food

Austria

59 Austrian farmers, SPAR

and WWF Austria

2015/2016

Creating new land and soil management opportunities under Mediterranean soil and climatic limitations

Portugal

Portalimpex, Lda

2014/2015

Soil Regeneration at West Woodhay Farms

UK

West Woodhay Farms

2013/2014

The Pontbren Project

Wales

Pontbren Farmers Group

2012/2013

Global approach for a sustainable agroecosystem

France

E.A.R.L. LEFEBVRE

2011/2012

Certified course “soil practitioner” for crop and grassland farmers

Austria

Bio Austria (group of farmers)

2010/2011

The Land Stewardship Network

Spain

Jordi Pietx

2009/2010

Little things mean a lot

Iceland

Erlendur Björnsson

2008/2009

Jistebnice Highlands

Cch Republic

Jana Madฤ›rová

 

 

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