Application Deadline: January 15, 2024.
About the Award
The prize rewards land use and soil management practices mitigating soil threats i.e. soil degradation, erosion, reduction of organic matter content, diffuse contamination, and compaction as well as the reduction of soil biodiversity, salinization, sealing, flooding and landslides. In doing so, the award sheds light on outstanding achievements, encouraging new concepts of land and soil protection and their implementation in land management, as well as enhancing awareness about the importance of land and soil functions.
Who can apply?
Farmers, landowners, land managers, groups of farmers, on their own or in collaboration with research institutes, universities and/or private companies.
Why to apply?
To recognize the great value of the farmer’s work, by promoting the winning project as a good practice at the European level. Also, to enhance the visibility of such ways of farming at the local, national as well as European scale and to encourage the farmers to further develop their work in a sustainable path.
5.000 € is awarded to the winning project every year. The Jury can also award a Diploma of Recognition.
How to apply?
The call for application is open, you need to send the filled-out application form latest on January 15, 2024.
The award is bestowed to the winner every year during the Forum for the Future of Agriculture.
Please note: the application should preferably be filled out in English. If the application chooses another language a well-structured English summary of the project should be enclosed.
Submit your project via e-mail to the Award Coordinator at Emmanuelle.email@example.com and share your success!
Deadline: January 15, 2024.
For more information please contact
Elodie Champseix, Award Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of the Jury
– Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Dr.h.c.mult. Martin H. GERZABEK – President of the Jury
– Thierry de L’ESCAILLE, ELO Executive President
– Francisco GARCIA VERDE, Syngenta Sustainable and Responsible Business Manager in EAME
– Emeritus Prof., Dr. Franc LOBNIK
– Luca MONTANARELLA, Senior Expert, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Directorate D – Sustainable Resources, Land Resources Unit
– Ion CODESCU, Head of Unit Land Use and Management, DG ENV European Commission
– Prof. Dr. Kerstin ROSENOW, Head of Unit Research & Innovation, DG AGRI European Commission
Prize winner 2023
The winner of 2023 is “Improving Soil Health through experimental regenerative agriculture practices in the Netherlands”, a project submitted by Klompe Landbouw, Mijnsheerenland. The Netherlands represented by the farm owners Mellany and Jeroen Klompe; together with the Soil Heroes Foundation, represented by Annabelle Williams.