China Pilot 1
The China Pilot IEDSA/CAAS is located in Hebei Province in China.
PILOT CHALLENGES (CONTEXT)
Over-exploitation of underground water has caused serious ecological and environmental consequences. Therefore, the government had the policies to urgently reduce the use of agricultural water and meanwhile remain crop yields. The corresponding policies and recommendations both for governments and farmers are to be investigated.
The pilot objectives are as follows:
The knowledge and evaluation methods for soil quality improvement under different soil management strategies
Soil precision management for high crop yield and efficiency
The socio-economic analyses and policy recommendations for different soil management strategies
The pilot innovations mainly consist of advanced strategies and technologies for more efficient water and fertilization management, soil quality improvement, and the social-economic analyses and policy recommendations under different scenarios for the new agricultural practices.
|Use Case|| |
Hengshui city, 053000, Hebei Province, China.
|Pilot scale|| |
The area is 48 hectare.
|Land uses (crop types)|| |
Major crops are winter wheat and summer maize (rotation).
|Major agricultural and environmental projects|| |
Agricultural water management, nonconventional water utilization, mineral, and organic fertilization, precision irrigation, etc.
|Pilot objectives|| |
The knowledge and evaluation methods for soil quality improvement under different soil management strategies. Soil precision management for high crop yield and efficiency. The socio-economic analyses and policy recommendations for different soil management strategies.