THREE ANNUAL TECHNICAL PUBBLICATIONS OF THE PROJECT (YEARS 2012, 2013 AND 2014)

31/03/2015 Three annual technical pubblication have been produced by the SOILPRO project. 0 comments

The Hand-book on good practices against soil degradation in Peloponnese now available!

26/03/2015 The Hand-book on good practices against soil degradation in Peloponnese has finally been puoblished! 0 comments

The Hand-book on good agricultural practices in Sicily now available!

15/03/2015 The Handbook on good agricultural practices against soil degradation in Sicily has been finally pulished. 0 comments

It's now published the final and complete regional plan of soil protection measures of Sicily.

26/03/2015 It's now published the final and complete regional plan of soil protection measures of Sicily, which is gathering all together the soil protection measures promoted during these years through the collaboration of the SOILPRO project. 0 comments

The erosion risk map of Sicily, published on Journal of Maps (scientific journal)

18/09/2014 Assessing the risk areas of soil erosion caused by water at the regional level is important for current and future planning of land use and environmental actions to combat land degradation.... 0 comments

SCIENTIFIC PUBBLICATION ON THE RESULTS OF FIRST SOIL MONITORING IN SICILY

01/11/2013 THE POTENTIAL OF γ-RAY SPECTROSCOPY FOR SOIL PROXIMAL SURVEY IN CLAYEY SOILS. International Journal of Environmental Quality 0 comments

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THREE ANNUAL TECHNICAL PUBBLICATIONS OF THE PROJECT (YEARS 2012, 2013 AND 2014)

31/03/2015 Three annual technical pubblication have been produced by the SOILPRO project. 0 comments

Saving water in rise production in arid lands

26/03/2015 Even in a country with a large population and rapid population growth, there can be labor shortages in the agricultural sector, because of outmigration of the able-bodied work force. The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) is not necessarily more labor-intensive once the methods have been learned, but the initial labor requirements can be a barrier to adoption, and farmers with large land areas cannot find the labor needed to use these more productive methods. Recognizing this problem, a set of agricultural implements have been designed for mechanizing the operations of SRI, with a view to reducing water requirements as well as labor requirements because the current conditions for agricultural production in the Punjab region of Pakistan include water scarcity and poor water quality as well as labor shortages. This article reports on the process of mechanizing SRI production in Punjab, which has been quite successful so far. Average yield is considerably increased with a 70% reduction in water requirements and a similar reduction in labor needs. The machinery and methods have been further adapted to other crops, being grown on permanent raised beds, so that SRI with organic fertilization is combined with Conservation Agriculture. This combination is referred to as ‘paradoxical agriculture’ because it enables farmers to achieve higher outputs with reduced inputs. 0 comments

FAO training materials: Exchanging Experience with Conservation Agriculture

03/09/2014 A new FAO pubblication for childrens training. 0 comments

Presentations at COST action summer school 2013

17/09/2013 Summer School Organized by the COST action (“Arid Land Restoration and Combat of Desertification:Setting up a Drylands and Desert Restoration Hub”), at Ciheam of Bari (Italy) in the week between 18 and 25 September 2013. 0 comments

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