fotografías españoles - The Agua Vida Y Naturaleza experiment of growing vegetables and economical interesting trees, individually and in combinations

Agua, Vida y Naturaleza is a tree and vegetable growing experiment in Ecuador with the Groasis Technology funded by the COmON Foundationn Holland
 
Agua, Vida y Naturaleza is a tree and vegetable growing experiment in Ecuador with the Groasis Technology funded by the COmON Foundationn Holland
A part of the experiment is to develop a greenhouse for the desert that without using energy is cooler than outside.
 
A part of the experiment is to develop a greenhouse for the desert that without using energy is cooler than outside.
This is a 2 months old Beechwood (Gmelina arborea) - a wood producing tree - on the background our successful greenhouse
 
This is a 2 months old Beechwood (Gmelina arborea) - a wood producing tree - on the background our successful greenhouse
The Beechwood (Gmelina arborea) needs little water - in this area we ave only 200 mm - and can be cut within 10 years - look how hard and dry the soil is
 
The Beechwood (Gmelina arborea) needs little water - in this area we ave only 200 mm - and can be cut within 10 years - look how hard and dry the soil is
Mr. Pieter Jan Perdaems the Dutch trainer has accompanied the Ecuadorian team during the first 6 months
 
Mr. Pieter Jan Perdaems the Dutch trainer has accompanied the Ecuadorian team during the first 6 months
On July 4 the team organized an \'Open Door Day\' where the female trainers received Dutch clogs from Pieter Hoff
 
On July 4 the team organized an 'Open Door Day' where the female trainers received Dutch clogs from Pieter Hoff
Each trainer - there are 7 - guided a group of visitors and showed how the Groasis Technology works
 
Each trainer - there are 7 - guided a group of visitors and showed how the Groasis Technology works
Mr. Ronquillo, GD of the Project explained that it is the obejective to grow vegetables with less than 10% of the common water use
 
Mr. Ronquillo, GD of the Project explained that it is the obejective to grow vegetables with less than 10% of the common water use
 In the experiment we test 17 species of fruit trees and 6 species of wood producing trees
 
 In the experiment we test 17 species of fruit trees and 6 species of wood producing trees
Mr. Ronquillo lifts a waterboxx to check the humidity
 
Mr. Ronquillo lifts a waterboxx to check the humidity
You can see the dark soil below the waterboxx meaning that the capillary structure is intact
 
You can see the dark soil below the waterboxx meaning that the capillary structure is intact
These tomatoes receive 3% of the normal water use in this region
 
These tomatoes receive 3% of the normal water use in this region
This tomatoes waterboxx trial is planted outside under a 50% shade net
 
This tomatoes waterboxx trial is planted outside under a 50% shade net
The waterboxx tomatoes give a very high production
 
The waterboxx tomatoes give a very high production
After 6 weeks the plants are already 1,50 meter high and producing
 
After 6 weeks the plants are already 1,50 meter high and producing
Each tomato plant has 4 stems growing out of one waterboxx with 4 wicks
 
Each tomato plant has 4 stems growing out of one waterboxx with 4 wicks
The aubergine reacts best to the low watergift. The plant has lots of healthy fruits
 
The aubergine reacts best to the low watergift. The plant has lots of healthy fruits
Principal Mr. Jimmy Candell from UPSE University cuts a water melon to taste it
 
Principal Mr. Jimmy Candell from UPSE University cuts a water melon to taste it
The production of the sweet melons is too low although but very sound because we use no fungicides as the soil is always dry
 
The production of the sweet melons is too low although but very sound because we use no fungicides as the soil is always dry
Mr. Willem Ferwerda IUCN Leaders for Nature shows a sound sweet melon
 
Mr. Willem Ferwerda IUCN Leaders for Nature shows a sound sweet melon
A very interesting trial we plant fruit trees and watermelon together
 
A very interesting trial we plant fruit trees and watermelon together
Two watermelons give 5 US$ so the watermelons pay the planting of the trees including the waterboxx and the sapling
 
Two watermelons give 5 US$ so the watermelons pay the planting of the trees including the waterboxx and the sapling
So the combination of a waterboxx with watermelons and a tree you can plant, pay all your costs and make money
 
So the combination of a waterboxx with watermelons and a tree you can plant, pay all your costs and make money
These fruit trees were planted March 16 and the photo is from July 16 they grew 60 cm in 4 months
 
These fruit trees were planted March 16 and the photo is from July 16 they grew 60 cm in 4 months
Each waterboxx with a vegetable and a fruit tree has two wicks and they grow well
 
Each waterboxx with a vegetable and a fruit tree has two wicks and they grow well
Survey of the Agua Vida y Naturaleza planting place with the highest radiation on earth
 
Survey of the Agua Vida y Naturaleza planting place with the highest radiation on earth
These trees and watermelons have received 24 liters in the planting hole and 16 liters in the box and never had any rain
 
These trees and watermelons have received 24 liters in the planting hole and 16 liters in the box and never had any rain
The wood producing Beechwood Gmelina arborea) grows so fast that we expect to plant twice per year
 
The wood producing Beechwood Gmelina arborea) grows so fast that we expect to plant twice per year
The research team of the UPSE University visits the Groasis experiment
 
The research team of the UPSE University visits the Groasis experiment
GD Mr. Ronquillo explains that the technology is based on creating atmospheric humidity around the roots instead of giving water
 
GD Mr. Ronquillo explains that the technology is based on creating atmospheric humidity around the roots instead of giving water
The Groasis waterboxx watermelons with less than 10% of the common wateruse weigh over 5 kilos and have a 50% higher than normal sugar content.
 
The Groasis waterboxx watermelons with less than 10% of the common wateruse weigh over 5 kilos and have a 50% higher than normal sugar content.
The Groasis watermelons have never received a fungicide treatment because no irrigation is used and Relative Humidty is therefore low
 
The Groasis watermelons have never received a fungicide treatment because no irrigation is used and Relative Humidty is therefore low
Professor Ing. Cleotilde Andrade  from UPSE University enjoys thedelicious watermelon
 
Professor Ing. Cleotilde Andrade  from UPSE University enjoys the
Mr. Pieter Hoff is happy with the tomatoes experiment at Agua Vida y Naturaleza in Sta Elena near Salinas Ecuador
 
Mr. Pieter Hoff is happy with the tomatoes experiment at Agua Vida y Naturaleza in Sta Elena near Salinas Ecuador
The whole team of Groasis specialists and engineers from UPSE University and the Cooperativa CCA from Guayaquil
 
The whole team of Groasis specialists and engineers from UPSE University and the Cooperativa CCA from Guayaquil
 
 
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