Work Packages Description

From concept to completion - discover the key components of the project

Work package 1

Project coordination, management, and ethics

Work Package 1 of the InBestSoil project coordinates and manages the project while ensuring ethical practices. Its objectives include effective project management, scientific coordination, resource efficiency, ethical compliance, and collaboration with other projects. Tasks involve strategic and scientific management, data management, administrative and financial management, ethics oversight, and cooperation with other projects. Work Package 1 ensures efficient project management, data handling, financial compliance, and collaboration.

Work package 2

Stakeholder communities for co-creation, co-innovation, and co-learning

Work Package 2 establishes the most appropriate stakeholder groups that influence or are impacted by each case study of the project stakeholder communities for co-creation, co-innovation, and co-learning. It involves developing engagement plans and creating a digital collaboration platform. The objective is to engage diverse stakeholders in soil management and investment models and foster co-creation initiatives to share information, upskill, and advance the general knowledge of soil management and investment models in the future.

Work package 3

Economic valuation of the soil ecosystem services and the impacts of soil interventions

Work Package 3 aims to assess the economic value of healthy soil ecosystem services and the impacts of soil interventions. It involves developing a toolkit of standardized indicators, conducting economic valuation and life cycle assessment, and creating a web-based calculator for valuing soil services. The objectives include selecting indicators, quantifying benefits and impacts, and identifying market and non-market values. This work package provides insights for decision-making and policy development regarding soil health through stakeholder consultation, data analysis, and field measurements.

Work package 4

Impacts and scalability of current soil health interventions across Europe

Work Package 4 focuses on understanding the current innovation processes on soil health and the expected benefits of upscaling improved soil health practices. It assesses sustainable business models, evaluates carbon farming and forestry impacts, and models food system changes. Tasks include analyzing business models and scaling barriers, evaluating carbon farming's influence, and assessing forestry interventions. The outputs inform policy and decision-making.

Work package 5

New business models for soil health

Work Package 5 aims to identify pathways to transition into more soil-health-friendly agricultural, forestry, urban, and industrial systems. It focuses on creating a research methodology, mapping barriers and drivers, and using the Triple Layer Business Model Canvas. The objective is to enhance environmental and social value while ensuring economic sustainability. The outputs include integrated protocols, a map of barriers and drivers, and a report on validated new business models.

Work package 6

Policy and incentives to facilitate investment in soil health

Work Package 6 analyzes policy requirements, barriers and enablers, and incentives & nudges encouraging protection and restoration of soil health. It involves conducting a mapping review of existing policy incentives, exploring the integration of soil health indicators into certification schemes and policy updates, analyzing financial and economic incentive schemes, and developing recommendations for enhancing the promotion of soil health.

Work package 7

Communication, dissemination, and exploitation

Work Package 7 aims to develop an effective strategy for sharing and utilizing project outcomes. The objectives include defining a communication plan, targeting specific audiences, and exploiting results while respecting intellectual property rights. Activities involve creating a website, using social media, organizing events, producing dissemination materials, and establishing a long-term sustainability plan. The goal is to engage stakeholders, share project progress, and maximize the impact of the InBestSoil project.

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