In a video clip, recently issued by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the importance of soil for all life on earth is again emphasized. The animated video is produced by the Global Soil Partnership and promotes the creation of a UN World Soil Day and the adoption of 2015 as the International Year of Soils. The animation outlines the importance and benefits of soils and the hazards currently facing them.
These same hazards, or soil threats, are under investigation by the RECARE project. Read more about RECARE on this website.
This week, the first Periodic Report of the RECARE project has been submitted to the online systems of the main funder of the project; the European Union.
Every 18 months, a scientific progress report and a management report need to be delivered to the Scientific Offficer of the project. The report is then reviewed by external specalists in the field, that are appointed by the European Commission. These reviewers issue an official Review Report, where they give their comment on the progress of the project and possibly also comment on the scientific quality of the work that has been delivered. They can ask for clarifications and possibly also update of Deliverables if they find this appropriate. The review report is expected in a number of weeks from now.