In partnership with the United Nations Development Programme
The project addressed the problem of soil pollution with various substances, mainly fuels and pesticides used in agriculture. The innovativeness of this solution is based on technology of cleaning the soil with mushrooms (fungi). When using this technology, it is important to use the correct fungi or their combination for the specific soil contamination. The project itself tested the applicability of this technology directly in the field (de facto outdoor laboratory was created).
Testing in Moldova confirmed laboratory results that correctly selected mushrooms can multiply even in polluted soil and absorb pollution. The project also helped to determine the time frame in which complete land clearing can be achieved with this method. It is assumed that the soil contaminated with pesticides and oil substances will be cleaned in approximately 10 years to a state where it can be used for cattle grazing. Subsequent disposal of contaminated mushrooms is significantly more effective than cleaning the soil itself.
See the documentary For Love to Nature related to the project supported by SCF here: Moldavsko – vyskum.info