SOILGUARD: Advancing Towards Sustainable Soil Biodiversity Management 

On April 19th, a full-day event was held at La Junquera regenerative farm and village. During the event, the first results on soil biodiversity in the region were shared as part of the SOILGUARD project. Additionally, an open dialogue was held on the different agricultural practices – organic, regenerative, or conventional – and their interaction with soil biodiversity. 

The event brought together a group of researchers, farmers, technicians, and the general public interested in soil health. The main objective was to share the progress of the SOILGUARD project in Murcia, which aims to develop tools for the sustainable management of soil biodiversity. 

Promising Results for Soil Biodiversity in Murcia 

The initial results of the SOILGUARD project in Murcia are promising. Initial results of the project were shared and discussed. And the differences among soil properties and soil biodiversity at different management practices were presented. More is coming when all results will be ready! 

Open Dialogue on Agricultural Practices and Soil Biodiversity 

The event also featured an open dialogue on the various agricultural practices and their impact on soil biodiversity. Discussions covered the advantages and disadvantages of organic, regenerative, and conventional practices, while exploring new strategies to improve soil health. 

A Visit to La Junquera Farm to See Regenerative Practices in Action 

The event concluded with a visit to La Junquera farm, which implements regenerative agricultural practices to improve soil health and biodiversity. Attendees were able to witness firsthand the practices being carried out on the farm and learn from the farmers’ experiences.