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Sustainable potato production in andean urban and peri-urban areas by combining bio-compositing and microbial inoculants.

Objective

Potato is common in urban and urban-urban areas in the Andes. Production in this region is low as a result of biotic and biotic soil constraints, and the recourse to pesticides and fertilizers is frequently too expensive. Recycling of organic waste into compost and management of microbial soil inhabitants, which positively impact the growth and health of plants, have been proposed as major agricultural practices to reduce chemical inputs and to improve the ecological potential and sustainability of soils in urban and urban-urban systems. With this respect, the proposal aims to develop and investigate the combination of composted waste from agro-industries with native microbial inoculants in order to
(1) add value to urban agro-industry waste,
(2) reduce chemical-dependence of small-scale agriculturists and
(3) stimulate local collective capacities to develop composting systems and management of microbial inoculants.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Address
3,Place Croix Du Sud 2/12
1348 Louvain-la-neuve
Belgium

Participants (6)

FUNDACION PROMOCION E INVESTIGACION DE PRODUCTOS ANDINOS
Bolivia
Address
Av. Blanco Galindo Km 12.5, Calle Prado S/n
Cochabamba
INSTITUTO DE ECOLOGIA Y SISTEMATICA
Cuba
Address
S/n,carretera De Varona Km 3.5 S/n Capdevila - Boyero
10800 La Habana
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES AGROPECUARIAS
Ecuador
Address
Panamericana Sur Km 18
10 Quito
INTERNATIONAL POTATO CENTER
Peru
Address
Av. La Molina 1895
12 Lima
UNIVERSITE D'ANGERS
France
Address
Bd Lavoisier 2
49045 Angers
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
Address
Western Road, Presentation Buildings
30 Cork