ELO Land and Soil Management Award 2024

Deadline: 15th of January, 2024

The application for the ELO Land and Soil Management Award 2024is now open. The prize rewards land use and soil management practices mitigating soil threats i.e. soil degradation, erosion, reduction of organic matter content, diffuse contamination, and compaction as well as the reduction of soil biodiversity, salinization, sealing, flooding and landslides. In doing so, the award sheds light on outstanding achievements, encouraging new concepts of land and soil protection and their implementation in land management, as well as enhancing awareness about the importance of land and soil functions.


  • Farmers, landowners, land managers, groups of farmers, on their own or in collaboration with research institutes, universities and/or private companies.


  • To recognize the great value of the farmer’s work, by promoting the winning project as a good practice at the European level.
  • Also, to enhance the visibility of such ways of farming at the local, national as well as European scale and to encourage the farmers to further develop their work in a sustainable path.
  • 5.000 € is awarded to the winning project every year. The Jury can also award a Diploma of Recognition.

The award is bestowed to the winner every year during the Forum for the Future of Agriculture.


The call for application is open, you need to send the filled-out application form latest on January 15, 2024.

The application is to be filled out in English. If the application chooses another language a well-structured English summary of the project should be enclosed.

Submit your project via e-mail to the Award Coordinator at and share your success

Click here to apply 

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