Work package 5: Cross national comparison and policy issues

Compare the specific regional results and link them with the European policies and laws debate in such a way that the results of SoilMan can be useful for policy and decision makers.


  • Biodiversity of agricultural soils is to be considered in all policies of the European Union including the common agricultural policy

  • Policy development, world trade liberalisation and past farmer’s decisions drive soil management practices

  • Adapted EU and national legal framework and incentive based approaches allow to reduce trade-offs between profitability and soil biodiversity conservation

Leaders of the work package: M. Banse, TI Germany, A. Langlais, UR1 France


Task 5.1 Analysis of the political and ecological legal framework

Task 5.2 Assessment and Development of Indicators

Task 5.3 Development of policy recommendations and briefs