Basis on rhizoculture: management of ¿underground agroforestry systems ¿to improve their climate change resilience

Garcia Montero, Luis Gonzaga and Garcia-Robredo, Fernando and Ortuño Perez, Sigfredo Fco. and Ayuga Téllez, Esperanza and Pinto, Liliana and Pita Andreu, Pilar and Pascual, Cristina and Álvarez, Amaya and Benito-Matías, Luis and Andrés, María P. and Kuyper, Thom (2015). Basis on rhizoculture: management of ¿underground agroforestry systems ¿to improve their climate change resilience. In: "Tropentag 2015. Management of land use systems for enhaced food security: conflicts, controversies and resolutions", 16-18 Sept 2015, Berlin. ISBN 978-3-7369-9092-0. p. 330.

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Title: Basis on rhizoculture: management of ¿underground agroforestry systems ¿to improve their climate change resilience
Author/s:
  • Garcia Montero, Luis Gonzaga
  • Garcia-Robredo, Fernando
  • Ortuño Perez, Sigfredo Fco.
  • Ayuga Téllez, Esperanza
  • Pinto, Liliana
  • Pita Andreu, Pilar
  • Pascual, Cristina
  • Álvarez, Amaya
  • Benito-Matías, Luis
  • Andrés, María P.
  • Kuyper, Thom
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: Tropentag 2015. Management of land use systems for enhaced food security: conflicts, controversies and resolutions
Event Dates: 16-18 Sept 2015
Event Location: Berlin
Title of Book: Management of land use systems for enhanced food security: con ƀ icts, controversies and resolutions
Date: 2015
ISBN: 978-3-7369-9092-0
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Biodiversity, fertiliser management, resilience to climate change, rhizosphere, root management, soil biodiversity, soil C stock, soil carbon
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Montes (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería y Gestión Forestal y Ambiental
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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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.

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Item ID: 42822
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/42822/
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Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 13 Jul 2016 13:59
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 13:59
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