Agri-Tech for cultivation in arid and semi-arid regions
Global warming has raised concerns about the sustainability of agriculture in arid regions, it is necessary to find or develop appropriate techniques for agriculture.
A large part of the surface of the world is arid.
Arid and semi-arid regions account for almost one-third of the total area of the world and arid zones are now home to over two billion people, accounting for 35% of the world’s population.
The use of the proper technologies will help to remove environmental tensions, increase the efficiency of agricultural soil fertility, and reduce the cost of crop production.
Natural conditions are fundamental to the choice of a particular system of agriculture in any territory, and in arid areas their importance increases, since the potential created by nature limits the efficiency of using soil resources. With modern and innovative technologies, it is possible to enhance productivity of resources in obtaining higher crop yields, like:
– Modification in time and techniques of crop sowing/planting and plant population/unit area
– Integration of crop management and protection practices
– Drip technology for crop production
- Dr. Enrico Turoni
- Prof. Edgardo Giordani
- Prof. Lorenzo Barbanti