Dear soil stakeholder,

We estimate that you have an interest in soil and its management. If we are right, we would be very pleased if you would be willing to fill out our short survey and thus provide us your valuable input. With this survey – which will take approximately 20 minutes to fill out – The Soil Mission Support project wants to gain insight in your view on the objectives identified by the EU mission on soil health and food (see below) and how they relate to your soil stakeholder interests.

EU missions and the Mission on Soil health and food
The EU has set 5 missions for the future of the EU. These missions are commitments to solve some of the greatest challenges facing our world: fighting cancer, adapting to climate change, protecting our oceans, living in greener cities and ensuring soil health and food. More information can be found on the EU missions website.

The Mission on Soil health and food states that land and soil are essential for life on Earth. Soil supplies the food we grow and eat, as well as other goods such as feed, textiles, or wood. Soil also provides a range of other ecosystem services, which are important for clean water, supporting biodiversity or for cycling nutrients and regulating climate. Soil is a highly dynamic and fragile system, and it is a finite resource. It can take up to 1,000 years to produce 1 cm of soil. Soil is facing pressures from an increasing population that demands more land for production, settlement and industries. Soil is also heavily affected by climate change, erosion and sea level rises. Approximately 33% of our global soil is degraded and in the EU erosion is affecting 25% of agricultural land.

The goal of the Mission on Soil health and food is to achieve that by 2030 at least 75% of soils in each EU Member State are healthy, or show a significant improvement towards meeting accepted thresholds of indicators, to support ecosystem services.

The Soil health and food mission will be achieved through a portfolio of actions – such as research projects, policy measures or even legislative initiatives – thus to achieve a measurable goal that could not be achieved through individual actions. For more information on the Soil health and food mission see the soil mission’s website.

What will be done with my answers?
Your answers will be processed anonymously and in accordance with the Soil Mission Support data protection notice which can be downloaded here. They will be used as valuable input to support the achievement of the EU mission on Soil health and food.

Note: you can ignore the "OK" button during the survey

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