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Bamboo for biochar: an opportunity for scientific, societal and environmental change in Indonesia (BamBIndo)

Ongoing

This networking project in essence addresses the problem of low soil fertility and related food security issues in Indonesia by harnessing the potential of bamboo derived biochar for soil improvement. Given the high scientific and societal impact of biochar research, notably in soil science, the production and use of bamboo biochar (in a limited number of field experiments) will allow us to address probably the main challenge in academic research in Indonesia, namely the limited international impact. Within this project, biochar will be used as a case study to very significantly increase the international impact of the participating universities, through the organisation of workshops on hypothesis testing, on experimental set-up and on scientific writing with impact, through bringing the Indonesian partners into contact with non-Indonesian research institutes with internationally successful biochar research, and through the sharing of experiences and the learning process over the entire project duration. The inclusion of diverse universities from Java, Bali, West Sumatra and Aceh will maximize the overall project impact.

Intervention type

JOINT

Duration

01/01/2019 - 31/12/2021

This project is being implemented in:
Flemish promoter Stefaan De Neve
Local promoter Benito Hero Purwanto
Local partner institution Universiteit Gent
visit www.ugent.be
Local partner institution Universitas Gadjah Mada
visit http://www.ugm.ac.id/
Other local partners Universitas Andalas
visit http://www.unand.ac.id/en/
Universitas Syiah Kuala
visit http://unsyiah.ac.id/en/
Universitas Udayana
visit https://www.unud.ac.id
Budget € 134.476