Key Soil RDE priorities
Soils underpin food security in all nations. The often old and impoverished soils in Australia require specific focus and attention to ensure that they remain productive, both in terms of food production and ecosystem health. The release of the National Soil Research, Development & Extension Strategy provides a framework for coordinating such actions relating to soils.
The Australian Soil Network is responsible for implementing the National Soil RD&E Strategy. In 2015, members of the Network agreed on five key priorities that address research, innovation, data and information, extension and education, and policy. There are dependencies and linkages between each priority (e.g. Priority 3 supports the other four) but the order of presentation is not significant.
The priorities document can be found here.
A plain English version of the priorities can be found here.