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Alternative agriculture for a sustainable rehabilitation of deteriorated volcanic soils in mexico and chile

Project information

Grant agreement ID: ICA4-CT-2001-10052

  • Start date

    1 January 2002

  • End date

    31 July 2006

Funded under:

FP5-INCO 2

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 599 640

  • EU contribution

    € 1 475 286

Coordinated by:

JUSTUS-LIEBIG-UNIVERSITY OF GIESSEN

Germany

Objective

By means of on farm research with sustainable agriculture (with principles of organic farming and agro forestry) on eroded volcanic soils in Mexico and Chile, suitable cultivation practices will be identified to prevent erosion and to rehabilitate deteriorated soils. The effects of the different cultivation techniques and agro forestry on the sustainability of the soil fertility and soil structure will be monitored. Also the situation of the rural population, including the role of the women and young people in agriculture, will be evaluated. The results of the demonstration trials will be implemented and disseminated among the local producers, associations and governmental institutions. The evolution of the cultivation techniques used by the small holders and the changes in their living conditions will be followed up to investigate the sustainability/acceptance of the measures by the local rural population.

Coordinator

JUSTUS-LIEBIG-UNIVERSITY OF GIESSEN

Address

Otto-Behagel-Strasse 10 D
35394 Giessen

Germany

Participants (8)

CENTRO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION PARA PRODUCCION SOSTENIBLE

Mexico

COLEGIO DE POSTGRADUADOS DE MONTECILLO

Mexico

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT

France

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA CHAPINGO

Mexico

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE TLAXCALA

Mexico

UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCION

Chile

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PISA

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: ICA4-CT-2001-10052

  • Start date

    1 January 2002

  • End date

    31 July 2006

Funded under:

FP5-INCO 2

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 599 640

  • EU contribution

    € 1 475 286

Coordinated by:

JUSTUS-LIEBIG-UNIVERSITY OF GIESSEN

Germany