Agriculture & soil for the time which comes 


Thursday 22 September
16.00 – 17.30


DG AGRI, ALLReady H2020, Biosense and Streetdrone 


Sala Duomo

We are excited to welcome DG Agri to this session which looking forward to the upcoming mission on Soil, together with insights from the work done within the ALL-Ready project, preparing a future partnership about agroecology living labs & research infrastructures and last but not least our working group on Agriculture and Agri-food which will look ahead to possible futures of agriculture.  

The session will start with a call for action from DG AGRI towards the creation of living labs within the soil mission via capacity building and try to build a community around it.  

Following this we will get some insights firsthand from the ALL-Ready project. on setting up a partnership around a network of Agroecology living labs & research infrastructures. 

In the second part of this session a presentation on what the agriculture of future could be, use interactive tools, understand if the participants know something on the subject demonstrate the solutions already existing. Demonstrate the solutions invented by the BioSense Institute itself and invite StreetDrone or another organization to present their prototypes and solutions.


16.00 – 16.10  Introduction to the context –Milica Trajokovic, Biosense

16.10 – 16.40 A Soil Deal for Europe – Arianna Pasa, Research Programme Officer – European Commission, DG Agriculture and rural development, Research and innovation unit

EU Missions are a new way to bring concrete solutions to some of our greatest challenges. They have ambitious goals and will deliver tangible results by 2030..

The Mission ‘A Soil Deal for Europe’ will support the transition towards healthy soils by 2030 by putting in place an effective network of 100 living labs and lighthouses in rural and urban areas.

The Mission is also funding an ambitious research and innovation programme, developing a harmonised framework for soil monitoring in Europe and increasing people’s awareness on the vital importance of soils.

Indeed, life on Earth depends on healthy soils. Soil is the foundation of our food systems. It provides clean water and habitats for biodiversity while contributing to climate resilience. It supports our cultural heritage and landscapes and is the basis of our economy and prosperity.

Arianna Pasa will present the Mission ‘A Soil Deal for Europe’, its objectives and implementation, including the gradual establishment of a network of living labs and lighthouses.  

16.40 – 17.15  Agriculture of the Future – Roundtable moderated by INRAE – Muriel Mambrini

Participants Biosense – OMKI – INRAE

17.15 – 17.30 Q&A and Conclusions