Division of Survey and Statistics

Enhancement of sustainable land soil resource management in agriculture - E2SOILAGRI

Active Last updated: 17.08.2021
End: jan 2024
Start: feb 2021

NIBIO is a project partner in the project «Enhancement of sustainable land soil resource management in agriculture - E2SOILAGRI». The Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Latvia is the project promoter. The main objective of the project is to improve Latvian soil data for the development and implementation of climate change policies. NIBIO has an advisory role in the project.

External project link The new soil research project will allow a wiser use of agricultural land
Start - end date 01.02.2021 - 31.01.2024
Project manager at Nibio Siri Svendgård-Stokke
Division Division of Survey and Statistics
Department Agricultural Soil Survey
Total budget 1,83 million EUR
Funding source The Norwegian Financial Mechanism Programme "Climate Change Mitigation, Adaptation and Environment"

NIBIO has long-term experience working on soil research issues. During many years, the department of soil survey at NIBIO has gained extensive experience not only in collecting data, but also making data easily accessible for different users. Moreover, Norwegian methodologies used in soil survey are very similar to the ones that are planned to be introduced in Latvia. Consequently, the national adaptations of international soil classifications used over the years in Norway would provide Latvia with valuable experience needed to set up our methodologies and system of soil survey.


Project manager at NIBIO is Siri Svendgård-Stokke, Head of the Agricultural Soil Survey Department.

  • We are happy to be a partner in this important project. The main objective for NIBIO is to have an advisory role for the project promoter and our Latvian partners, but the project will also be useful for us.
  • The Norwegian Program for Soil Survey is an information system consisting of four steps: Data capture, Data management, Data processing and Dissemination. The information system requires an effective and reliable data capture, a secure data management, adequate data processing and a thorough dissemination. Probably, this way of organizing a National Soil Survey Program will be useful for the Latvian partners.
  • International knowledge-sharing, specifically on dissemination, could provide us with new ideas regarding new products based on the results from the Norwegian Soil Survey