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2016

Application of organic bio-fertilizer technology to improve the sustainability of date palm production and cultivation Fertile Date Palm

Maroc

Institut de recherche de l’agriculture biologique (FiBL)

Titre : Application of organic bio-fertilizer technology to improve the sustainability of date palm production and cultivation Fertile Date Palm

Pays : Maroc

Dates : Start of project 01.08.2016 // End of project 31.07.2019

Official project number : IZ07Z0_160904

Résumé
Date palm is an important crop in Morocco and Tunisia. The prevailing harsh environmental conditions and the spread of root diseases, are threatening date palm cultivation. To secure yields, farmers regularly use high inputs of mineral fertilizers, pesticides and irrigation, which has negative impacts on the environment and the livelihoods of farmers.

To make cultivation methods more sustainable, the project aims at establishing a novel organic bio-fertilizer technology that combines the application of symbiotic soil microorganisms, organic recycled fertilizer and intercropping. As bio-fertilizers, mycorrhizal fungi and rhizobacteria are in focus. The result should be a selection of bio-fertilizers that promote growth, nutrient acquisition and pathogen suppression of the date palm. Customized propagation and application techniques of bio-fertilizers will be developed and evaluated in a participatory approach with farmers and in laboratories. An innovation platform will ensure the exchange between all the actors involved in the date palm industry, and will disseminate new technological knowledge.

Description
Swiss Programme for Research on global Issues for Development, a partnership of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

Partenaires : Prof. Rachid Bouamri and collaborators, National School of Agriculture of Meknes, Morocco Prof. Mohamed Hafidi and collaborators, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco Prof. Hassan El Achbani, National Institute of Agricultural Research, Morocco Dr. Lotfi Fki, Faculty of Sciences of Sfax, Tunisia Prof. Ahmed Mliki, Centre of Biotechnology of Borj Cédria, Tunisia

Financement
Swiss Programme for Research on global Issues for Development, a partnership of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

Présentation : FiBL

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