On December 5, 2023, at the conference “Soil Health: What Priorities?” held at the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania, discussions centered around the importance of soil and its research.
The attendees were greeted by the Minister of Agriculture, Kęstutis Navickas, and the Director of the Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Dr. Gintaras Brazauskas. Both underscored the need to discuss, study, and manage soil properly.
Dr. Virginijus Feiza, the Head of the Department of Soil and Crop Management at the Institute of Agriculture, presented a report titled “EU Directive on Soil Monitoring and Resilience: Advantages and Disadvantages.” He informed the audience that the European Commission has proposed a new draft Directive on Soil Monitoring and Resilience, highlighting that 60–70% of European soils are identified as unhealthy.
In his presentation, Dr. V. Feiza provided an overview of ongoing project activities, their goals, objectives, and expected results not only at the national level but also on a European scale.
One of the presented projects was NUTRI-CHECK NET.