Research funding:

Soil Security Programme: Announcement of opportunity for consortia awards

A joint call with the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Scottish Government, administered by NERC

Co-funding

Funding total

Not yet awarded. Up to £5M is available.

Number of awards funded

Not yet awarded.

Purpose

To secure future soil quality to sustain ecosystems and the services they deliver to people – such as sustainable agriculture, flood and disease regulation, carbon storage and clean water. The programme is aligned with the Global Food Security (GFS) programme, and with Defra activities in this area.

Key aims