IUC 2013 Phase 1 NM-AISTOngoing
The envisaged research programme will work in the area of livelihood improvement through interventions in soil, water and sanitation. One component in the programme aims at strengthening the NM-AIST Library by improving access to literature, scientific databases, online resources and support to publishing and exposure. In a first research project optimisation of soil management and selection of banana and bean varieties are assessed in order to improve agricultural productivity. Moreover, it is assessed how plant nutrients can be recycled into agricultural systems from waste water through water purification techniques. The second project aims at a better understanding of the fundamental ecological and hydrological processes in order to share the scarce surface water between humans and nature and to come to a more sustainable integrated water management. A third institutional support project will contribute to the further development of the library and information technology for research and teaching and a better management of knowledge and information transfer, with as a key component its concrete application for and with local communities.
Institutional University Cooperation
01/04/2013 - 31/03/2019