Scientists Join Forces to Help Fruit and Nut Growers Adapt to Climate Change

Scientists Join Forces to Help Fruit and Nut Growers Adapt to Climate Change

The temperature rise due to climate change has led to a yield reduction of important fruit and nut trees in the Mediterranean. In this scope, scientists from different fields have […]

Algae

The Algae as a Sustainable Feed for Aquaculture

Based on the principles of circular economy, SIMTAP project has developed a prototype (“algae unit”) that exploits the hydroponic greenhouse crops byproducts to grow algae and feed the aquaculture more […]

An innovative, Sustainable Greenhouse equipped with Artificial Intelligence, Hi-Tech Automation, and Control System (SusMedHouse)

The world population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, and food demand will increase proportionally. To answer these needs, by 2050, food production must increase by 60-100%. The […]

How the compost from olive mill pomace increased the olive yield

How the Compost from Olive Mill Pomace Increased the Olive Yield

The successful example of the Spanish olive grower Cruz Esteban and the SUSTAINOLIVE team of the University of Jaén. For several years now, the olive growers and the managers of […]

A more Resilient Cereal-Cropping System with Legumes

A more Resilient Cereal-Cropping System with Legumes

Faba beans and vetches local landraces are exploited from the DiVicia project to make the cereal-cropping system more resilient to climate change and support food security in the Mediterranean.  Agriculture […]

What is Nature-based Beekeeping, and how can a Farmer adopt it

What is Nature-based Beekeeping, and how can a Farmer adopt it

While the lives of bees are wonderfully complex, beekeeping does not have to be. It can be as simple as sitting a hive, waiting days for a swarm to colonize […]

Regenerative Agriculture:

Regenerative Agriculture: What is it? Who is it for? Common practices, principles and resources

Livestock, green manures, and almond integration in the Alvelal region, Spain. By: Alvelal Association Regenerative agriculture is hot, but what is it? Discover through this article the basics of regenerative […]

Repellent plants, traps and natural enemies handling for crop pest management

Repellent plants, traps and natural enemies handling for crop pest management

Repellent and/or insecticidal plants, traps, and natural enemies handling are some very easy and efficient ways to control important crop pests, especially for smallholders and family farmers. It is known […]

Soil and water conserving irrigation methods and alternatives

Soil and water conserving irrigation methods and alternatives

Cover Photo: Irrigation by water conservation for rice growing. Soil and water conservation can be combined with irrigation e.g. flood irrigation of rice in Vietnam (above). Water can also be […]

Landscape approaches, and integrated watershed management

Landscape approaches, and integrated watershed management

Integrated watershed management and landscape approaches. On top of steep hills, diverse forests or pastures can be needed. Also, run-off water should be managed, so fields get a steady water […]