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Proyecto de I+D+i:
CONVERTING TYPHA (TYPHA SPP) THREAT IN NIGERIA IRRIGATION SCHEMES TO OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE LIVELIHOOD OF FARMERS
Año:2018
Áreas de investigación
  • Agricultura,
  • Economía agraria
Datos
Descripción
The uncontrolled growth of typha weed or cattail (Typha spp, Typha domingensis) in channels, rivers and agricultural land of the irrigation schemes of northern Nigeria has been of great concern during the last decades and its control has become a priority for the Federal Government. Several solutions have been implemented with different degrees of success. The problem is not solved yet and typha has become a real agricultural and environmental challenge with important social implications for the local communities depending on agriculture and livestock production for living. The authors of this project believe that with a multifocal approach a more feasible solution can be found while taking advantage of all the work previously done. This multifocal strategy proposed consists essentially in the use of a novel and exclusive technology to convert typha biomass into biogas with selected natural microorganisms developed at the University of Maryland, and at the same time apply novel processes to optimize the use of typha as a valuable ingredient for animal production in an economic and sustainable manner. Specific harvesting strategies adapted to each particular use and to the ecosystems of the irrigation schemes are considered having in mind what we have learned from experiences in 4 other parts of the world. ?The possibility of using this novel and unique technologies for the economic conversion of typha biomass into biogas and animal feed with improved efficiency confer to this project a totally new approach and will bring to the Nigerian people the opportunity of transforming the invasive typha weed into biogas to use locally in their communities and at the same time develop the use of typha directly as a raw material for animal feed, when harvested in early stages of plant growth of the plant or after ensiling to use during the dry season ?.
Internacional
Si
Tipo de proyecto
Proyectos y convenios en convocatorias públicas competitivas
Entidad financiadora
Federal Ministry of Water REsources (FMWR)
Nacionalidad Entidad
NIGERIA
Tamaño de la entidad
Desconocido
Fecha concesión
16/11/2017
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Participantes
  • Director: Eva Iglesias Martinez (UPM)
  • Participante: Fernando Escribano Saez (CEIGRAM, UPM)
  • Participante: Maria Ines Minguez Tudela (UPM)
  • Participante: Esperanza Luque Merelo (UPM)
  • Participante: María Loureiro García (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Economía Agraria y Gestión de los Recursos Naturales
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios Medioambientales (CEIGRAM). Centro Mixto UPM-AGROMUTUA-ENESA
  • Departamento: Producción Agraria
  • Departamento: Economía Agraria, Estadística y Gestión de Empresas
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