WaterFARMING Improvement of water and nutrient retention and use efficiency in arablefarming systems from field to catchment scale in Europe and North Africa

WaterFARMING goal is to enhance the water and nutrient retention capacity and improve use efficiency (Challenge 1) in diverse arable production systems across Europe and N. Africa, to seek means to reduce soil and water pollution (Challenge 2) for sustainable management of water resources (Challenge 3). More

Main outputs

  • Ghaley, B.B.; Kehli, N.; Mentler, A. 2018. Energy synthesis of conventional fodder maize (Zea mays L.) production in Denmark. Ecological Indicators, 87:144-151.
  • Ghaley, B.B.; Rusu, T.; Sandén, T.; Spiegel, H.; Menta, C.; Visioli, G.; O’Sullivan, L.; Gattin, I.T.; Delgado,A.; Liebig, M.; Vrebos, D.; Szegi, T.; Michéli, E.;Cacovean, H.; Henriksen, C.B. 2018. Assessment of 21 benefits of conservation agroculture on soil functions in arable production systems in Europe. Sustainability, 10 (794).
  • Ghaley, B.B; Wösten, H.; Olesen, J.E.; Schelde, K.; Baby,S.; Karki, Y.K.; Børgesen, C.D.; Smith, P.; Yeluripati, J.; Ferrise, R.; Bindi, M.; Kuikman, P.; Lesschen, J.-P-.; Porter, J.R. 2018. Simulation of soil organic carbon effects on long-term winter wheat (triticum aestivum) production under varying fertilizer inputs. Frontiers in Plant Science (Open access), 9 (1158).
  • Jomaa, S.; Aboud, I.; Dupas, R.; Yang, X.; Rozemeijer, J.; Rode, M. 2018. Improving nitrate load estimates in an agricultural catchment using Event Response Reconstruction, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 190(6), 330.
  • Xu, Y.; Lehmann, L.M.; García de Jalón, S.; Ghaley, B.B. 2019. Assessment of productivity and economic viability of combined food and energy (CFE) production system in Denmark. Energies (Open access), 12 (1): 166.
  • Lehmann, L. M., Smith, J., Westaway, S., Pisanelli, A., Russo, G., Borek, R., Sandor, M., Gliga, A., Smith, L., & Ghaley, B. B. (2020). Productivity and economic evaluation of agroforestry systems for sustainable production of food and non-food products. Sustainability (Switzerland), 12(13), 1–9. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12135429
  • Cowden, R. J., Shah, A. N., Lehmann, L. M., Kiær, L. P., Henriksen, C. B., & Ghaley, B. B. (2020). Nitrogen Fertilizer E ff ects on Pea – Barley Intercrop Productivity Compared to Sole Crops in Denmark. 1–17.Sustainability 2020, 12, 9335; doi:10.3390/su12229335
  • Lehmann, L.M., Borzecka, M., Zyłowska, K., Pisanelli, A., Russo, G. and Ghaley, B. B. (2020) Environmental Impact Assessments of Integrated Food and Non-Food Production Systems in Italy and Denmark, energies, 13(849). doi:10.3390/en13040849
  • Sollen-Norrlin, M., Ghaley, B. B., & Rintoul, N. L. J. (2020). Agroforestry benefits and challenges for adoption in Europe and beyond. Sustainability (Switzerland), 12(17), 1–20. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12177001
  • Choden, T., & Ghaley, B. B. (2021). A Portfolio of Effective Water and Soil Conservation Practices for Arable Production Systems in Europe and North Africa. 1–18. Sustainability 2021, 13, 2726. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13052726.
  • Chukalla, A. D., Reidsma, P., Van Vliet, M. T. H., Silva, J. V., van Ittersum, M. K., Jomaa, S., Rode, M., Merbach, I. and van Oel, P. R. (2020). Balancing indicators for sustainable intensification of crop production at field and river basin levels, Science of the total environment, 705, 25 February 2020,135925. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135925.
  • Silva JV, Tenreiro TR, Spatjens L, Anten NPR, van Ittersum M, Reidsma P (2020) Can big data explain yield variability and water productivity in intensive cropping systems. Field Crops Research 255:107828
  • Silva JV, van Ittersum M, ten Berge H, Spatjens L, Tenreiro T, Anten N, Reidsma P (Under review) Using big data to assess N performance indicators in intensive arable cropping system. Field Crops Research
  • Khdery G., Gad A. & El-Zeiny A.M. (2020). Spectroscopic Characterization of Plant Cover in El-Fayoum Governorate, Egypt. Egyptian Journal of Soil Science, , 60 (4):397-408. DOI:10.21608/EJSS.2020.36730.1377
  • Mehdaoui R., & Anane. M. Estimating vegetation CO2 sequestration in Grombalia region (Northeastern Tunisia) using remote sensing and GIS. To be submitted at the Arabian Journal of Geosciences by the end of March 2021
  • Mehdaoui R., & Anane M. (2020) .Exploitation of the rededge bands of Sentinel 2 to improve the estimation of durum wheat yield in Grombalia region (Northeastern Tunisia), International Journal of Remote Sensing, 41:23, 8984-9006 . doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2020.1797217

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Last Updated May 13, 2022, 14:31 (UTC)
Created November 21, 2018, 10:00 (UTC)
acronym WaterFARMING
funder European Commission, Water JPI, WaterWorks2015
organizations1 helmholtz-centre-for-environmental-research-ufz
organizations2 national-authority-for-remote-sensing-and-space-sciences-narss
organizations3 national-research-council-cnr-ibaf
organizations4 wageningen-university-research-wur
organizations5 fundacao-da-faculdade-de-ciencias-da-universidade-de-lisboa-ffcul
organizations6 the-centre-for-w-ater-research-and-technologies-certe
partner bhim-bahadur-ghaley
partner1 seifeddine-jomaa
partner2 abd-alla-gad
partner3 marco-lauteri
partner4 niels-anten
partner5 cristina-maguas
partner6 makram-anane
Access level info:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccess
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