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Coppicing in Moroccan Agropastoralism🐐🌳🐑

In Morocco, tree species well-suited for coppicing include Atlas pistachio, oxyphilic and dimorphic ash trees, thuriferous junipers, evergreen and cork oaks, argan trees, thujas, and acacias. These trees support the agrosylvopastoral economy, providing various products such as fodder, fruits, construction and heating wood. They are crucial for the well-being of herds, both nutritionally and health-wise.Shepherds…
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December 7, 2023 0

Direct seeding under permanent living plant cover in the Maghreb🌿🌾🌿

Adnen Abdrabbou shares his experience with direct seeding under permanent cover. In the summer, the root system remains alive, contributing to soil improvement and extending grazing. He chose ‘African’ alfalfa for its low water consumption, durability up to 5 years, deep roots, and its dormancy during wheat growth. 👀 In a short period, Adnen observed…
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November 27, 2023 0

Cover Crops: A Step Towards Agroecology! 🌿☘️🍂🍂

Cover crops benefits are numerous: fighting soil erosion, increasing organic matter content, retaining water,… But choosing the right ones is crucial. Should I use living cover crops or mulch❓ Which varieties will be suitable for my operational sequences and pedoclimatic conditions❓ Do I have the necessary equipment❓ What are my goals❓These are all questions to…
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November 10, 2023 0

The Zaï Technique

How to fight erosion, boost soil fertility, and increase crop yields? 🌧🌱💧 This traditional technique has proven its effectiveness in Africa’s most challenging agricultural zones. It involves digging holes, adding organic matter, and sowing seeds. Zaï helps collect rainwater, enhance soil fertility by trapping organic materials carried by the winds in the pits, and reclaim…
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October 26, 2023 0

Reviving the soil with agroecology🪱🌴🌱

Mamadou Diagne, a farmer in M’bour, Senegal, learned agroecology at the Kaydara Farm School. When he started in 2017, his soils were lifeless. Thanks to agroecological techniques: compost application, intercropping, he managed to revive the microbial life in his soils, and his production allows him to live a dignified life with his family.🧅🥭🥥 Practicing agriculture…
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October 12, 2023 0

The guide to market gardening in living soil📗🍅🪱

Download the guide below and discover:-Fundamental information you need to succeed with the technique-How to assess the quality of your soil-How to properly start a market gardening activity-What are the operational sequences by vegetable-What are the technico-economic references on farms-The basics of market gardening in living soil.-Operational sequences sheets.-Portraits of farms.And so much more..! Download…
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September 29, 2023 0

Urban agriculture

Transformation of a wasteland that served as storage for a highway construction site into a nourishing garden.🚜🍅🥕 Discover how the association Le Talus Marseille transformed dead soil ☠️into an abundant market and agroforestry garden, thanks to methods of bringing soil back to life 🪱and an easy access to water💧. This project is a success at…
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September 14, 2023 0

All about Direct seeding Mulch-based Croping systems ! ☘️🌿🌱

In this practical handbook, learn more about the concepts, principles and tools of DMC in intertropical and temperate zones. It discusses the principles of management of ecosystems conducted in DMC, helps to reason the choice of cropping systems and operational sequences, presents a set of service plants that can be used in plant cover. 👀…
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July 27, 2023 0

Agroecology: The basics👀

Agroecology is agriculture based on a series of principles. The main ones are:-The permanent occupation of soils and space by plants and animals🍀🐑-Recycling of all resources♻️-The minimal disturbance of the environment🪱-Biodiversity and a large number of actors🐝-The flow of information📣-The sharing of abundance: of products and services🤝 You have to copy nature, it grows on…
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July 13, 2023 0

M12 Consortium Meeting in Paris!

The URBANE partners met on the 26-27 of June at the ESIEE premises in Paris in a two-day meeting organized by partner SENSEEN. The partners had the opportunity to discuss important milestones and results, bottlenecks and further plan the work forward. Next meeting will be held near M18 with more details to be announced soon!

July 5, 2023 0