The Jaén “PREPSOIL Regional Soil Needs Workshop” took place on the 17th of March, 2023. This workshop tried to understand the most urgent needs in the NUTS3 – ES616 Region, which represent more widely the soil needs in all regions with olive tree crops.
The workshop was supported by Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Olivar y Aceites de Oliva (INUO), and was entitled "Jornada Regional para la Evaluación de la Salud del Suelo del Olivar".
The goal of the workshop was to engage with the local community and understand the main needs of the soil in the region from their own perspective. Round-table sessions are planned after lunch.
Topics discussed were
- Current state of soil health and main threats in olive groves
- Most important barriers for sustainable soil management
- Opportunities for transition: visions and solutions of farmers and other stakeholders
- Identify options for Living Labs and Lighthouses in the region
Agents from different sectors administrative sector, policy-makers, academia, farmers and producers are expected to attend.