Work Package 3 : Restoring marginal land for agriculture using low cost amendments and bioremediation

Work Package 3 (ESR8-10) evolves around marginal land practices for (i) developing biosensors as monitoring tools to assess soil restoration; (ii) biorestoration of contaminated soil in order to enhance productivity; and (iii) assessing the dynamics of soil organic matter (SOM) transformations to improve soil function and productivity by addition of re-usable waste materials. The challenge addressed by WP3 focuses on investigating past or present systems which fail to achieve sustainability, and using local waste media to improve soil quality and reduce impacts, both in order to robustly predict soil restoration measures.


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