RECARE-Hub contains the latest information on preventing soil threats, and cost-benefit analysis on proven remediation techniques.
Discover innovative sustainable land management measures that can combat threats to key soil functions.
Find out more about land care strategies relevant to your region and our integrated assessment of existing soil related policy.
Access a wealth of European research data on soil threats and the efficacy of land care strategies.
Whether you're a teacher or a concerned environmentalist, find out why Europe's soils are under threat and what researchers are doing to help combat the problems.
The soil that underpins Europe's agricultural systems faces numerous threats.
If you are interested in learning about specific soil threats, you can explore the individual threats below. If you want detailed guidance for assessing soil degradation or learning about management measures to prevent and remediate against soil degradation, you might want to head straight over to RECARE's resources.
RECARE was a multidisciplinary research project of 27 different organisations that assessed the threats to Europe's soils and identified innovative solutions to prevent further soil degradation. The project ran from 2013 - 2018.
Professor Coen Ritsema
Dr Matt Reed
Funded by the European Commission FP7 Programme, ENV.2013.6.2-4 ‘Sustainable land care in Europe’.
EU grant agreement: 603498.
Project officer: Maria Yeroyanni.