Published November 21, 2023 | Version 1
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Soil Needs and Drivers of Change Across Europe and Land Use Types - Booklet

  • 1. ROR icon Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research
  • 2. ROR icon Comisión Sectorial de Investigación Científica
  • 3. ROR icon Deltares
  • 4. ROR icon Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • 5. ROR icon Wageningen University & Research


In the following pages, the PREPSOIL project presents 20 regions’ analysis and results from literature review, workshops, and interviews in the Driver-Pressure-State-Impact-Response (DPSIR) framework categories. The participatory approach used for acquiring the knowledge necessary to fill the DPSIR conceptual framework was a series of workshops and interviews which spanned all of Europe. The workshops served as a way of validating the knowledge acquired from the desk analysis and gathering identified gaps in knowledge More than 500 stakeholders from farmers, policy and government, soil and other advisors, research, business, CSOs and NGOs were interacted during the participatory research process. 

Regional focused knowledge is co-generated on the existing and emerging socio-economic and geo-biophysical perspectives that determines the health of soils as indicated by their ability to provide ecosystem services. The emerging results were abstracted to a level to find commonalities but also specificities. These findings will be validated in the EU Soil Week (21-23 November, Madrid) and developed into a synthesis report. The synthesis report will elaborate the findings for each land use category.

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PREPSOIL – Preparing for the ‘Soil Deal for Europe’ Mission 101070045
European Commission