MINIMIZATION IN THE WATER FOOTPRINT OF
TOMATO CULTURE UNDER CONDITIONS OF ABIOTIC STRESS
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) warns
that the current overexploitation of natural resources is generating an
unsustainable water deficit, calling for modernization that leads to an
increase in water efficiency.
This challenge will only be feasible
through innovative and viable solutions that provoke a new agricultural
revolution, which generates an increase in sustainable food production by
applying resilient agricultural practices, which contribute to the maintenance
of ecosystems, strengthen the capacity to adapt to climate change, and optimize
No solution will succeed individually,
hence from AZUD we promote parallel development between different sectors.
The objective of this project is to develop
new solutions for a more sustainable agriculture based on reducing the water
footprint of one of the most widely produced crops on the planet, the tomato,
which will allow the generation of individuals with high tolerance to abiotic
stress as well as their put into production through optimization techniques of
subsurface irrigation in seasonal cultivation.
The project has been funded by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities - State Research Agency, within the call RETOS-COLLABORATION 2019 that supports projects in cooperation between companies and research organizations, whose objective is to promote technological development, innovation and quality research.