Agro-Hydrologic Technology and Sustainable Knowledge Transfer in Rural Arid Zones

 
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We are now offering a one week intensive Arid Land Sustainable Solutions course which combines hands-on training in sustainable development together with elements of plant physiology, aquaculture, irrigation and soil management combined with Permaculture Design topics. Students will design and create sustainable solutions for local farmers dealing with social, economical and ecological issues such as, water harvesting and treatment, renewable energy and waste management.

26 November, 2017 - UFRN - BGU

 
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For any question: wesab.team@gmail.com

The course outline

The course will be primarily taught by and for young women researchers in the agriculture, hydrology, physics and remote sensing departments. The course will include theoretical knowledge in the fish and microalgae, agriculture, hydrology, physics and biotechnology fields that pertain to the local farmers’ needs along with research and development that has been designed and put into practice in Israel. The course is designed for both Master’s and PhD students and researchers, with a course that includes field work where students will apply the theoretical knowledge in a model farm to specific issues that the local farmers are facing.

Part One (Days 1-4)
  • Theoretical frontal lessons from experts in the field from BGU, Sde Boker campus and UFRN
  • Fish and microalgae culture in desert conditions;
  • Organism and cell physiology of stress response within the framework of the whole plant environment interaction;
  • Root zone of irrigated plants addressing water flow and soil challenges in the plant environment;
  • Introductions to remote sensing, solar physics and basic hydrology basin catchment.

Part Two (Days 4-5)
  • Panel Discussions
    • A variety of professionals and experts from all fields together
  • Project division
    • Group work preparation for the field
  • Women empowerment workshops
    • Professionals training

Part Three (Days 6-7)
  • Hands on Field Work
  • Each student carries out their project in the field


day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4 day 5 day 6 day 7
Morning:
Aquaculture
Afternoon:
Soil and irrigation
Morning:
Aquaculture
Afternoon:
Plant physiology
Morning:
Aquaculture
Afternoon
Remote sensing
Morning:
Hydrology
Afternoon:
Solar energy
Workshop Field
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Field
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