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Memorias de investigación
Development of an integrated Multi-Objective modelling tool to assess water and nutrient pressure of agriculture
Research Areas
  • Physics chemical and mathematical,
  • Natural sciences and health sciences,
  • Engineering,
  • Humanities
Agriculture is one of the less productive of the world because of low use of available water resources and of limited fertilizer input. A large increase in agricultural production is needed to meet increasing food requirements of the growing population, augmenting the risk of environmental pollution. In order to limit this risk adoption of sustainable irrigation and fertilization practices is required. The efficiency of these practices depends on numerous and conflicting objectives which lead to a complex multi-objective decision process. In this work we quantified the trade-offs among the agricultural gross margins and nitrates pollution. Based on an integrated biophysical model and a multi-objective evolutionary algorithm, we estimated optimal solutions (Pareto front) among both objectives to identify efficient irrigation and fertilization management patterns in several countries.
Mark Rating
Apto cum laude
  • Director: Fco.Javier Elorza Tenreiro (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Recursos Minerales
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Geológica y Minera
S2i 2021 Observatorio de investigación @ UPM con la colaboración del Consejo Social UPM
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNCIDE 2011 (OTR-2011-0236)
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNPACTO (IPT-020000-2010-22)