Project: Phytotechnical parameterizacion and formulation of management measures of irrigated ecosystems
This line of research arises due to one
of the most important environmental problems for humanity which is water
access, management, and use. The results of bad management and use of this
resource can generate an infinite number of problems in society.
In 1990 twenty countries suffered scarce
water; in 1996 there were already twenty-six (230 million persons) according to
the United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO). The number of countries
with water problems could grow to 41 in the year 2020.
In the case of Northwest Mexico and
particularly Baja California Sur scarce water is alarming, not only because of
the climate conditions of the region but also because of the growing demand and
overexploitation of water-bearing reservoirs. Baja California Sur is the region
that gets less rainfall.
The mission of this project is to
contribute to the welfare of society by performing scientific research,
technological innovation, and development of human resources in diagnosis,
planning, and sustainable management of water and soil resources, including
their interrelations with climate and its variability.
As part of the activities carried out in this project are field trips to
visit communities where experimental and training plots are established to
relocate lots and take soil and water samples to perform analysis to determine
their characteristics and design the most adequate production systems. As part
of teaching practices for the farmers, a training course on organic agriculture
for farmers in Ciudad Constitucion was carried out.
Written by M.C. Fraga Palomino Héctor Cirilo
Last Updated on Thursday, 02 May 2013 12:01