Online event

Soil Award

Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021    Time: 16:15 - 16:45 CET

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The Land and Soil Management Award has been launched in 2008 by the European Landowners’ Organization, under the auspices of the European Commission (DG Environment and the Joint Research Centre) and in association with the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) of Vienna, Syngenta, as well as the Centre for Soil and Environmental Sciences of the Ljubljana University. Since then, the award jury has selected outstanding achievements throughout the EU in the field of sustainable soil and land management. From this 2021 edition the award is open to applicants from all over Europe.

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.


Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 16:15 - 16:45 CET
During this session the winner of the Soil Award will be announced.

Members of the Jury

  • Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Dr.h.c.mult. Martin H. GERZABEK - President of the Jury

  • Thierry de L'ESCAILLE, ELO Secretary General

  • Dr. Jeremy DYSON, FI Soil Sci; Fellow of Institute of Professional Soil Scientists

  • Emeritus Prof., Dr. Franc LOBNIK

  • Luca MONTANARELLA, Senior Expert, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Directorate D – Sustainable Resources, Land Resources Unit

  • Claudia OLAZABAL, European Commission, DG ENVI, Head of Unit, Natural Capital, Land Use and Management

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