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Basis on rhizoculture: management of ¿underground agroforestry systems¿ to improve their climate change resilience
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Natural sciences and health sciences,
  • Engineering
Information
Abstract
Agroforestry has traditionally been focused on the most economically valuable elements of plants. However, Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge analyses indicate that new nature-based solutions that include the multiple functions of ecosystems are needed for the transition towards a circular economic eco-innovation system to change production and consumption patterns towards a green society. In agroforestry, a better understanding of soil and organism interactions with host plants would allow an intensification on the development and activity of their roots leading to increased resistance of plants to climate change and soil C sequestration and to decreased fertilization dependence. The development of this multidisciplinary body of knowledge could be called ?rhizoculture?. The present work propose a review and a research project to develop a new "rhizoculture" approach in Agroforestry connecting the root, rhizosphere, agroforestry uses, fertilizier managements and landscape planning, all supported by 4 research approaches: (1) agrotechnological support to root development, (2) biological and biogeochemical support to "soft" fertilization and rhizosphere management, and (3) soil organism management by soil organic matter control (by extensive livestock and biomass uses) and other tools, (4) landscape planning using territorial analysis tools, as i.e., Openforis Collect Earth. Seeking to change production and consumption patterns towards a sustainable, green economy and society, the benefits associated to this type of research on rhizoculture may increase the biodiversity and C stock in the soil, moreover, the development of the roots in agroforestry systems would increased the plant¿s ability to cope with environmental and climatic changes. This approach would also improve the health and performance of plants and decreased the high costs and pollution associated to fertilizers and phytochemicals.
International
Si
Congress
Tropentag Berlin 2015
970
Place
Berlin
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
9783736990920
Start Date
16/09/2015
End Date
18/09/2015
From page
330
To page
330
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Participants
  • Autor: Luis Gonzaga Garcia Montero (UPM)
  • Autor: Fernando Garcia Robredo (UPM)
  • Autor: Sigfredo Fco. Ortuño Perez (UPM)
  • Autor: Esperanza Ayuga Tellez (UPM)
  • Autor: Liliana Pinto (Particular)
  • Autor: M Pilar Pita Andreu (UPM)
  • Autor: Isabel Cristina Pascual Castaño (UPM)
  • Autor: Amaya Álvarez (Vivero Forestal El Serranillo)
  • Autor: Luis Benito-Matías (Vivero Forestal El Serranillo)
  • Autor: Maria Paz Andres Gonzalez (UPM)
  • Autor: Thomas Kuyper (Wageningen University)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Defensa y Aprovechamiento del Medio Natural
  • Departamento: Sistemas y Recursos Naturales
  • Departamento: Ingeniería y Gestión Forestal y Ambiental
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