Institute for Soil Science and Agrochemistry at ELKH's Centre for Agricultural Research to represent Hungary in the international EJP SOIL research program


Az EJP SOIL program lehetőséget biztosít Magyarország számára, hogy megerősítse a mezőgazdasági talajhasználattal és gazdálkodással kapcsolatos kutatásait.

Az EJP SOIL európai kutatási programban 24 ország 26 kutatóintézete vesz részt, hazánkat az ELKH Agrártudományi Kutatóközpont Talajtani és Agrokémiai Intézete (ATK TAKI) képviseli. A kutatás célja egy olyan klímatudatos, fenntartható talajhasználatot és gazdálkodást támogató európai keretrendszer kidolgozása, amely figyelembe veszi az olyan kulcsfontosságú társadalmi kihívásokat, mint amilyen az éghajlatváltozás vagy a jövő élelmiszer-ellátása.

The EJP SOIL program provides an opportunity for Hungary to strengthen its research on agricultural land use and management

26 research institutes from 24 countries participate in the European EJP SOIL research program. Hungary is represented by the Institute for Soil Science and Agrochemistry at ELKH's Centre for Agricultural Research (ATK TAKI). The research aims to develop a European framework for climate-conscious, sustainable land use and management that takes into account key societal challenges such as climate change and the food supply of the future. Further information can be found at

The EJP SOIL program is a research partnership that brings together new knowledge, tools and procedures to support climate change mitigation, adaptation to ever-changing conditions, sustainable agricultural production, the widest possible provision of ecosystem services and mitigation of land and soil degradation.

In the first phase of the EJP SOIL programme, current practices and the need for new solutions will be assessed at European, regional and Member State level with the help of stakeholders. Taking into account the identified territorial differences, a strategic research plan will be prepared, which sets out the research priorities that will help to inform scientific, EU policy and Member State decisions.

Another advantage of the program is that it creates a multidisciplinary community for soil researchers and land use stakeholders from the ministry to farmers, which is also a new communication forum. In addition, the EJP SOIL program supports the initiation of joint research projects, education at all possible levels (primary, secondary, tertiary and doctoral), as well as the further training of experts and the dissemination of knowledge.

The EJP SOIL programme also has a role to play in raising public awareness of the role of soils and environmentally conscious behavior. It provides guidelines to farmers and actors in the industry not only on sustainable land use and management practices, but also on the different technologies that can be applied to them in terms of carbon emissions. At the policy level, it aims to identify existing gaps and priorities and to develop recommendations for policy makers at European and regional level that have already been proven in practice.


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According to Dr. Péter László, EJP SOIL National Communication Representative, the Institute for Soil Science and Agrochemistry, Centre for Agricultural Research (ATK TAKI)


This project has been funded with support from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, grant agreement number 862695.