Second year of fieldwork activities in Ayoó de Vidriales-Video with subtitles

02.07.2014 By: Transfer LBC

In 2014 the Operation CO2 project celebrates its second anniversary. Several actions have been undertaken in the past two years in order to transform arid abandoned areas into integral agro-forest ecosystem.

This transformation already started in the first year. First, the land was prepared by the incorporation of a mixture of Plant Health Cure (a beneficiary company of the project) product, which combines mycorrhiza and other biological products, in order to enhance the soil quality. Second, special crops and plant species were selected that are in line with the agroforestry methodology, meaning that the species can be used for other farmers in the area, that they are indigenous species and that they have similar climatic requirements. Third, the first sowing and planting were performed. Finally, studies of biodiversity and carbon management were started.

The video presents the studying of the plots in Ayoó de Vidriales where the field is planted with trees and germinating crops. As a result, the project expects to increase biodiversity and generate more net income for the land owner, which will ensure its successful exploitation. Also, carbon sequestration is being increased and studied in order to evaluate the possibility of successfully commercialising carbon credits.

Key words: agroforestry, carbon credits, mycorrhiza, soil, biodiversity, indigenous species, abandoned areas, arid areas, climate change, carbon sequestering.

1. Pedro Luis Alonso (Beral Ingenierías)- Technical coordinator for Area B-Ayoó de Vidriales
2. Juan Añibaro (Viveros Fuenteamarga)- Project partner
Salvador Hernández (University of Valladolid)- Technical monitoring of the Operation CO2 project
Ronald Poppens (Forestry service group)- Project partner