Cath. University Leuven
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Cath. University Leuven
有助于对方法进行记录/评估的项目名称（如相关）Soil and water protection (EU-SOWAP)
有助于对方法进行记录/评估的机构名称（如相关）Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven) - 比利时
Combination of 'dissemination of the SWC technology 'non-inversion tillage'' and research.
Aims / objectives: To demonstrate the feasibility and stimulate the adaption of conservation tillage to the farmers.
Methods: (1) Collection of scientific data on farmer fields (yield and sediment production) and (2)intensive communication and discussion with farmers. Farmers are involved in the early stages of the project: also the local government and SWC specialists are target groups.
Stages of implementation: The project ( & approach) started in 2001. Every year, data is gathered at +- 15 fields of 10 farmers. The majority of the farmers have a positive attitude towards the approach. There is cooperation with other projects and with research institutes in the U.K. and Hungary. (They are working on the same project).
Other important information: Several times a year the information is communicated to other farmers through field visits and media.
The Approach focused on SLM only
to overcome the problems listed in QA126.96.36.199 and to demonstrate (see question 188.8.131.52)
The SLM Approach addressed the following problems: Insufficient knwoledge on the SWC technology and their impact on ecology and economy.
fields are not 'clean', lack of knowledge of the technology
Treatment through the SLM Approach: demonstrating the benefits of the SWC technology
benefits can only be seen in the long term, farmers are afraid that the yields will be less
Treatment through the SLM Approach: making a cost-benefit analysis, sharing the risk with the farmer
for some operations special machinery is needed
Treatment through the SLM Approach: working together with other farmers with agricultural contractors
Working land users were mainly men (Most of the farmers in Belgium are men.)
|启动/动机||无||workshops/seminars; The aims and planning of the project were discussed with a small group of farmers.|
|实施||无||responsibility for major steps; Farmers were implementing the new SCW technology with advice from researchers.|
|监测/评估||无||public meetings; Pro's and contra's of the technology is duscussed with farmers.|
|Research||无||Farmers are informed about the obtained research results.|
Decisions on the method of implementing the SLM Technology were made by mainly by land users supported by SLM specialists
- SWC specialists, planners
problems of soil erosion - practical issues about new technology.
bio-physical aspects were regular monitored through measurements
technical aspects were ad hoc monitored through observations
economic / production aspects were regular monitored through measurements; indicators
no. of land users involved aspects were ad hoc monitored through measurements
There were no changes in the Approach as a result of monitoring and evaluation
Collection of scientific data on farmer yields (yield and sediment production). This information is afterwards communicated to the farmers.
Research was carried out on-farm
Approach costs were met by the following donors: international (EU-LIFE): 50.0%; other (SYNGENTA): 50.0%
Farmers were asked to split up a field: one part was conventional tilled and on the other part the SWC technology was applied. Farmers were paid for the extra work of splitting a field.
Less soil is eroded through implementation of the QT.
There are no strong land use rights.
Did other land users / projects adopt the Approach?
Some other projects in Belgium were setup with the same approach.
|The combination of scientific research and direct interaction with farmers is a promising strategy to stimulate the adoption of conservation tillage.|
SOWAP - project 2003-2006