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Biofertilization and Bioirrigation for sustainable mixed cropping of pigeon pea and finger millet (BIOFI)
BIOFI combines biotechnology and socio-economic research. Biotech uses arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) as "biofertilizers" central to the hydraulic lift ("bioirrigation"). Socio-economic groups aim to better understand local farming and seed systems, intercropping patterns, farmers’ decision making and the bio-inputs market (incl. "eco-enterprises"). Ecological and economic assessment of biofertilizer production/application.
Departement BFH | Hochschule für Agrar-, Forst- und Lebensmittelwissenschaften
Forschungsschwerpunkt Ressourceneffiziente landwirtschaftliche Produktionssysteme
Forschungsfeld Internationale Landwirtschaft und ländliche Entwicklung
Projektziel The aim of the project BIOFI is the development and implementation of an environmentally, economically and socially improved finger millet and pigeon pea intercropping system for arid/semi-arid zones, using bio-inoculants and bio-irrigation
Kernkompetenzen On part of HAFL staff, BIOFI involves agronomic and socio-economic research competences (e.g. survey design, on-farm trials, market analysis) with a strong emphasis on methods and research in a multi- and transdisciplinary setting.
Schlüsselwörter India, pigeon pea, finger millet, intercropping system, bio-irrigation, bio-fertilization
Projektverantwortliche/r Dominic Blättler,
Projektleiter/in Dominic Blättler,
Projektteam Pia Fehle
Urs Egger
Alessandra Giuliani
Dominic Blättler
Urs Scheidegger
Mitwirkende Projektpartner Forschungsinstitutionen inkl. BFH Departemente Bharathiar University,
Institute of Botany, Uni Basel,
MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, India,
Pondicherry University,
Mitwirkende Projektpartner öffentliche Hand Small Millets, GKVK Bangalore,

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Projektbeginn 01.05.2014
Geplantes Projektende 31.12.2016
Letzte Änderung 24.03.2015
Dateiname: Land preparation for finger millet.jpg
Letzte Änderung: 24.03.2015 15:52:31
Dateigrösse: 3.3 MB
Land preparation for finger millet, research site Kolli Hills (India)
Photo: Dominic Blaettler