The overall aim of the EU-funded SoilCare project is to identify, evaluate and promote promising soil-improving cropping systems and
agronomic techniques that increase both the profitability and sustainability of agriculture in Europe.
The Newcastle University team is from the School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (AFRD), and part of the Institute for Sustainability and N8 AgriFood.
Newcastle University is a member of the Russel Group, 16th in the UK for research power (Research Excellence Framework, 2014) and is a global top 200 University.
AFRD hosts 60 academic staff across natural and social science disciplines with access to world class facilities, including two research farms.
The Institute for Sustainability coordinates research across disciplines to deliver practical, engaged solutions to real-world issues, under the banner of 'Enough, for all, forever'.
N8 AgriFood puts Newcastle University in the UK’s largest group of agri-food researchers as one of the eight research intensive Universities in the north of England, working with industry, farmers & NGOs along the whole supply chain, from farm to fork, to ensure resilient supply of safe and nutritious food, nationally and internationally.