A needs- and location-based agricultural approach is sought, researching concepts and measures for the reclamation and protection of agricultural land and the utilization of residual materials. Research and development activities include interactions between water and soil resources as well as socio-economic effects.
The method includes recording and evaluating the socioeconomic impact of new management techniques on farms and rural populations. It also promotes concepts for environmentally friendly use and protection of land and water resources. The presentation of technologies for the collection, processing, and use of alternative resources such as agricultural waste products and sewage sludge is also part of the project. Furthermore, new technologies for the production of soil-improving substrates and for surface and soil cultivation will be demonstrated, substrate application and irrigation technology will be optimized, and new cultivation methods will be developed. In addition, a synthesis of the R&D measures and an impact assessment on changes in rural livelihoods in the context of social, economic and political transformations is planned. The adaptation and innovation potential of the stakeholders involved is to be further developed.
The project participants hope that the results of the investigations will provide innovative and practical methods for promoting resource-efficient agriculture within the framework of integrated land, water and material flow management, taking socio-economic aspects into account. Augmented reality technology is used to make the material flows and interactions of the research aspects tangible.
The results are to be directly incorporated into land and water management practice in the Fés Meknes region and to stimulate international cooperation. In addition, bilateral research cooperation and economic cooperation are to be strengthened.