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Commission Européenne (CORDIS) 2006

BIOSAFOR Biosaline agroforestry : remediation of saline wastelands through the production of biosaline biomass (for bioenergy, fodder and biomaterials)

Biosaline Agroforestry

CORDIS (Service Communautaire d’Information sur la Recherche et le Développement) Commission Européenne

Titre : BIOSAFOR Biosaline agroforestry : remediation of saline wastelands through the production of biosaline biomass (for bioenergy, fodder and biomaterials)

Région : Dryland

Code du projet : 32502 FP6-INCO

Durée : From 2006-12-01 to 2010-08-31

Descriptif
Increasing salinity is more than a threat to agricultural production alone. It contributes to desertification, disrupts socio-economic structures, causes rural exodus. Biosaline agro-forestry applies innovative approaches to salinity, using the qualities o f salt tolerant species combined with improved soil- and water management practices. Research on this subject is by far not complete and the potentials of biosaline agriculture and forestry are insufficiently investigated. _ The overall objective of the BIOSAFOR project is twofold :
1. To contribute to the development of biosaline agro-forestry systems for various saline environments (local/regional approach) and parallel to that
2. To explore the potentials and options for biomass production in saline environments (globally) _ More specific objectives are : * To indicate the special role of biosaline agro-forestry for degraded areas with saline soils and/or areas with brackish water resources ; * To contribute to the regeneration of saline wastelands ; * To select and screen tree species for the production of biomass in specific saline environments ; * To develop agro-forestry systems for biomass production in different kind of saline environments ; * To assess the economic and environmental performance of selected b iosaline agro-forestry production systems ; * To estimate the amount of biomass that can globally be produced in saline environments ; * To assess the potential contribution of biomass from saline environments to a sustainable biomass, respectively biofuel and biomaterial supply in DEV countries and the EU ; * To disseminate the results to relevant gremia (decision makers, politicians) in the EU and to organizations dealing with salinity globally especially the biosaline networks.

Participants au projet
Coordinateur : OASE FOUNDATION, ORGANISATION FOR AGRICULTURE IN SALINE ENVIRONMENTS (Netherlands)
Participants : UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT Netherlands ; INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR BIOSALINE AGRICULTURE United Arab Emirates ; BANGLADESH AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE Bangladesh ; PAKISTAN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL Pakistan ; ACACIA INSTITUTE Netherlands ; CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIA DE ARAGON / DIPUTACION GENERAL DE ARAG0N Spain ; UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM Germany ; CENTRAL SOIL SALINITY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (ICAR DARE) India

Budget
Coût total : EUR 1 422 757
Contribution UE : EUR 1 198 817

Présentation : Commission Européenne

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