Measuring the water footprint of precision horticulture
Plant production and horticulture
Operational Group connects farmers to knowledge and innovation networks
Efficient water use is vital for fruit and vegetable producers in Almería, Spain. To help farmers optimise their resource use and create added value through certification, Operational Group H3 is developing a methodology to measure the water footprint of precision horticulture crops. This will allow farmers to reduce the water footprint of their crops and the risk of nitrate leaching. An agreed methodology to calculate the crop water footprint will also be helpful for Global GAP certification.
Lead partner COEXPHAL guides the Operational Group in finding solutions by sharing research results and through knowledge exchange with European initiatives such as multi-actor projects, on-farm demonstrations and other Operational Groups.