MISSION

The agriculture of the future will require efficient crop production systems capable of maintaining high production levels, high crop quality and high use efficiency of inputs with minimal impact on the environment. The research developed from the consortium AGRISOST aims to provide adequate and innovative technology to achieve these goals.

ABOUT US

The consortium is composed of seven research groups belonging to different public institutions, two laboratories of the Laboratory and Infrastructure Network of The Community of Madrid, seven industries from the fertilizers, seeds and food sectors, five associated research groups and three farmers associations.

WHAT WE DO

Through field experiments, we reproduce different management systems, agricultural techniques and pollution exposure to crops. The results allow us to understand better the processes occurring in the soil-plant -atmosphere system. Using these results we develop models of plant production and GHG emissions to create different future scenarios and propose mitigation techniques.

GENERAL OBJECTIVE

AGRISOST aims to contribute to the transition toward a climatesmart and digitalized agriculture in Spain through the collaboration of research groups, enterprises and other stakeholders

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

Develop technologies in the field of nitrogen (N) fertilizers to promote the mitigation of emissions and the reduction of N leaching.

Develop fertilizer technologies based on inputs that increase food quality.

Incorporate teledetection and sensorization in the field of decision making to achieve sustainable farming sistems.

Use plant breeding to increase crop sustainability and resilience in a climate change scenario (adaptation and quality).

Establish technological strategies to improve soil quality and enhance C sequestration in agricultural soils.

Perform N budgets and modelling at different spatial scales as a base for decision making: from the plot to the country scale.

Knowledge transfer from the scientific and technological groups to the industrial and productive sector, and to the policy makers in charge of developing agricultural and environmental policies.