Management of agroclimatic information, modeling of structures, and indicators of the sustainability of agriculture in protected environments in LAC
The use of technological innovations associated with agriculture in protected environment conditions allows farmers to reconvert and differentiate their open-field production systems into more productive and sustainable systems from the socio-economic and environmental points of view.
The objective is to strengthen the capacity of researchers, producers, and technical assistants to monitor environmental conditions and the behavior of crops within the structures of protected conditions, to make crop management decisions in real-time, and to have social, economic, and environmental indicators that allow evaluating the benefits and limitations of protected agriculture systems as a strategy to sustainably intensify production.
The proposed strategy is to promote a space for interaction to share experiences and strengths of the actors in related issues and build guide documents that serve as a reference in Latin America for i) use of agroclimatic information and its application in modeling and simulation tools used in the design and optimization of structures for horticultural systems of protected agriculture and ii) the economic, social and environmental benefits of agriculture in protected environments.
The technological solution
Show the benefit of using agroclimatic information.
As a result of this seed fund, was prepared the Protected Horticulture Technical Cooperation, a methodological guide on information management, and the agroclimatic information document.
INTA and Agrosavia Researchers
- Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria (AGROSAVIA) - Colombia
- Instituto Nacional de Innovación y Transferencia en Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA) - Costa Rica