Agroforestry enhance soil moisture and fertility in rain-fed farmlands

Adiputra , I Gede Ketut (2015) Agroforestry enhance soil moisture and fertility in rain-fed farmlands. In: The 5th International Seminar on New Paradigm and Innovation on Natural Sciences and Its Application (5th ISNPINSA) i , 7-8 Oktober 2015, Semarang.

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Since draught and fertility of farmland can be considered as main constraint for food productions, mitigation of these constraints has to be continuously performed. The important of this mitigation mainly due to various data reported which show that rainforest has been continuously decreased for other uses. This decrease could then inhibited the potential of local water cycles and enhance draught. In order to minimize the overwhelming draught during dry seasons and flooding during rain seasons, agroforestry system might become an option that has to be improved, as well as inhibiting the reduction of rain forest. This agroforestry system do not only varied income for smallholder farmer, but also increased the capability of rain forest to maintain fresh water supply. This system could therefore also increase soil moisture and fertility of farmland. Mechanism by which this system could mitigate agricultural constraint is relied on the ability of deep root system of trees to absorb mineral and water. Whereas water taken up by this root system then evaporated to enhance local water cycles, mineral taken up from deep soil will enrich top soil of farmland. Thus, agroforestry could become a promising method to sustain food productions.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions:Faculty of Science and Mathematics > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:62427
Deposited By:Faculty of Engineering
Deposited On:18 May 2018 09:06
Last Modified:18 May 2018 09:06

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