Managing water scarcity in European and Chinese cropping systems

On the 15th of June 2022, the SHui’s Austrian team talked as part of a local agricultural school’s annual Courtyard and Paddock Festival held at LFS Obersiebenbrunn (LFS = Landwirtschaftliche Fachschule = agricultural school). This public event aims to appeal to graduates, students and their parents, and interested farmers. Around 25 people participated at a busy time of year for the farmers, and in competition with nice weather which prompted others to seek the shade for refreshments. Many of the students, future farmers, had finished their education as “agricultural skilled worker”, highlighting the need for up-to-date project results to be disseminated while these workers are still in education.

Reinhard Nolz gave a talk entitle “Landwirtschaftliches Wassermanagement – Grundlagen und Optimierungsmöglichkeiten” (in English “Agricultural water management – basics and optimization possibilities“) which contained results from the case study site Obersiebenbrunn, used in SHui. The talk contained contributions from Alba Canet Marti et al. (WaterAgri), Gunther Liebhard (SHui) and Angela Morales Santos, in cooperation with Margarita Garcia-Vila and Reinhard Nolz from SHui.

Dr. Jose Alfonso Gómez Calero
Instituto de Agricultura Sostenible (IAS-CSIC)

Dr. Weifeng Xu
Fujian Agriculture and Forest University (FAFU)

This project is co-funded by the European Union Project: 773903 and the Chinese MOST