the EU Soil Strategy

17 Nov: Questions and Answers on the EU Soil Strategy

(Source: European Commission)

Why do we need to act on soils?

Soil is the foundation for all the food chains and for biodiversity on the ground. Healthy soils are a solution for the key challenges addressed by the European Green Deal, including climate neutrality, a clean and circular economy, reversing biodiversity loss, providing healthy food, safeguarding human health, halting desertification and land degradation.

Yet, around 60 to 70% of soils in the EU are not healthy. Every year about 1 billion tons of soil are washed away by erosion in the EU, causing an estimated loss of agricultural production in …