Stakeholder engagement: Harvesting existing knowledge

Lead partners :

Participants :

WUR2, TEAGASC, UCPH, JRC, WUR1, RIVM, SZIU, ULSTER, UA, CALS, AGES

Description of work

Work Package 1 has four objectives:

  1. Define concepts and terminologies used on the topic of soil quality and soil functions.
  2. Assess and quantify stakeholder prioritisation of soil functions.
  3. Review existing knowledge from literature.
  4. Develop a Strategic Research Agenda for LANDMARK.

But also assists WP5 in identifying and planning the optimum mode of delivery of the Soil Navigator Decision Support Tool (Pillar 1) , Monitoring Schema (Pillar 2)  and Policy Options (Pillar 3), through a process of stakeholder consultations.

Deliverables:

You can download the full glossary or check it  interactively  ONLINE:

DOWNLOAD FULL GLOSSARY
INTERACTIVE ONLINE GLOSSARY
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The glossary is available in EnglishGerman, Spanish , Italian and in French:

ENGLISH
FRENCH
   
GERMAN
   
SPANISH
   
ITALIAN

 

 

  • Deliverable 1.2  Report on optimised suites of soil functions, as prioritised by stakeholder groups 

    FULL REPORT

This report is designed for the various stakeholders concerned with soil and land management. The document is divided into two parts:

PART A
(page 1-60) describes the methodology undertaken to harvest the stakeholders’ knowledge and synthesizes the results into descriptive tables and graphics.

 

ZUSAMMENFASSUNG

RÉSUMÉ
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PART B
 (page 61-394) consists of the two guides used to run the workshops and a collection of the individual reports of the 32 workshops  ( see below) carried out, each with a detailed description of outcomes, agenda, participants and workshop’s evaluation.

The map below shows the location of the workshops divided by stakeholder level (local, regional, national and European) over the 13 main environmental climatic zones by Metzger et al. 2005.

 

 

The table below lists the location, the stakeholder level (local, regional, national and European) and the partner institution involved in the organisation of the workshop.

No.  Report Date Level Place Institution involved
1
27.11.2015 Local Farmers AOC, Toulouse, Midi-Pyrenées, France APCA & Chambre regional Midi-Pyrenées
2
7.12.2015 Local Farmers Gascogne, Toulouse, Midi-Pyrenées, France APCA & Chambre regional Midi-Pyrenées
3
11.3.2016 Regional Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria AGES
4
14.3.2016 Local Farmers Gros Enzersdorf, Lower Austria (NÖ) AGES
5
14.3.2016 Regional Gros Enzersdorf, Lower Austria (NÖ) AGES
 6
15.03.2016 National farmers ITLUS, Wexford, Ireland TEAGASC
7
16.3.2016 Local Farmers Linz, Upper Austria (OÖ) AGES
8
16.3.2016 Regional Linz, Upper Austria (OÖ) AGES
9
18.03.2016 Regional Orleans, Region Centre, France APCA & Chambre regional Region Centre
10
08.04.2016 Regional Toulouse, Midi-Pyrenées, France APCA & Chambre regional Midi-Pyrenées
11
22.04.2016 Local Farmers Valdahon, Doubs, Franche-Comte, France APCA & Chambre regional Franche-Comté
12
25.04.2016 Local Farmers Maves, Loir et Cher, Region Centre, France APCA & Chambre departmental Loir et Cher
13
11.05.2016 Local farmers Bad Kreuznach, Rhineland-Palatinate, South-West Germany CALS
14
18.05.2016 Local farmers Cloppenburg, Lower Saxony, North-West Germany CALS
15
20.05.2016 Regional TEAGASC, Oak Park,Ireland TEAGASC
16
31.05.2016 Local Farmers Odense, Fyn region, Denmark UCPH
17
02.06.2016 Local Farmers Bad Kreuznach, Rhineland-Palatinate, South-West Germany CALS
18
07.06.2016 Local Farmers Macroom, county Cork, Ireland TEAGASC
19
22.06.2016 Local Farmers Aurich, Lower Saxony, North-West Germany CALS
20
11.08.2016 Regional Glambia, Johnstown Castle, Ireland TEAGASC
21
25.08.2016 National Sorø, Sjælland region, Denmark UCPH
22
08.09.2016 Local farmers Montlieu La Garde, Charente-Maritime, France APCA & Chambre regional Poitou Charentes
23
09.09.2016 Local farmers Chemin, Jura, Franche-Comté, France APCA & Chambre regional Franche-Comté
24
13.09.2016 Regional Besançon, France APCA & Chambre regional Franche-Comté
25
14.09.2016 Regional Neustadt/ Weinstraße, Rhineland-Palatinate, South-West Germany CALS
26
19.09.2016 Regional Toulouse, Midi-Pyrenées, France APCA & Chambre regional Midi-Pyrenées
27
20.9.2016 National Lower Austria AGES
28
28.09.2016 Local farmers Argenton-sur-Creuse (Indre + agri. de la Creuse et de la Haute-Vienne) , France APCA & Chambre departmental de l’Índre & Chambre regional Poitou Charentes
29
06.10.2016 National Paris, France APCA
30
13.10.2016 Local farmers / regional Futterkamp, Schleswig-Holstein, North Germany CALS
31
17.10.2016 Regional / National Hanover, Lower Saxony, North-West Germany CALS
32
20.10.2016 European Brussels, Belgium LANDMARK team : APCA, JRC, UA, TEAGASC, WUR2

 

 

  • Deliverable 1.3 Three scientific review papers on Soil Functions (local, regional, EU scales)

Pillar 1 paper 
Ghaley, B.B., et al. on Assessment of Benefits of Conservation Agriculture on Soil Functions in Arable Production Systems in Europe and his publication tree.

Pillar 3 paper 
Vrebos, D., et al. on The Impact of Policy Instruments on Soil Multifunctionality in the European Union and his publication tree.

Pillar 2 paper 
van Leeuwen, J., et al. on Gap assessment in current soil monitoring networks across Europe for measuring soil functions and his publication tree

 

 

How are we doing in our first 18 months?

WP1 has done a tremendous job to date and has succeeded in producing a project glossary, which will also been used by other projects and European Commission initiatives. The glossary has also been translated into three other languages as well as the original English version. In addition WP1 has carried out 32 workshops to a range of stakeholders including farmers, industry, legislators and policy makers across Europe. This required a very strong co-ordination, development of support materials, pilot workshops, translation of materials, templates for presentations and the final collation of all the material. Detailed literature reviews have been completed as part of the project for the three pillars, through three scientific papers, but have been since finalized , two papers submitted. The paper for pillar 3 is already in print in the journal of Sustainability. The final task of WP1 is the Strategic Research Agenda, which was based upon the amalgamation of the other tasks in WP1.