The Global Opportunity Explorer is an initiative that garthers the ideas and products of companies that are trying to mitigate the climate change by proposing sustainable delovepment solutions for the future. The Global Opportunity Explorer divides its areas of action in the following goals:
Agroforestry is a productive system whose function is to integrate trees, livestock, pastures and foliage, in the same productive unit, either as a special arrangement or in a temporal sequence. This system tends to improve productivity while achieving ecologically sustainable. This system combines the technology of forestry and agriculture that allows a more diverse, integrated, productive and sustainable land use. The Iberian dehesas (montados) in Portuguese) are a thousand-year-old example of this type of exploitation.
The pistachio tree is a small tree, native to the mountainous regions of Greece, Syria, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Pakistan and West Afghanistan, which produces pistachio. Pistachios have a cultivation and pruning very similar to almonds and olives, although it has its peculiarities.
The Kerman variety on lands of Atlantic Pistacia and modernly on hybrid soils, are the best, not only because the quality of the fruit, but also for the precocity and production results. The cultivation of the pistachio is profitable and generates benefits from the tenth year.
Generally people pay more attention to the crop or plant, and they don’t give the necessary to what is the best type of soil for gardening, which is sure to have a significant influence on the performance of your garden. Before beginning to cultivate it’s necessary to know and treat the land to be in the optimal conditions for the cultivation.
Trees ‘drink’ from capillary water. Their instrument to drink from the capillary water is the primary root. You can know how deep the earth has capillary water, because at a certain point the earth becomes darker. This is where the primary root connects with the capillary tubes (vertical tubes that carry the water).
Many people would love to try raised bed gardening but don’t have a traditional yard with sufficient space. Or, perhaps they want to create a beautiful terraced garden, similar to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Regardless, if you have found your way to this page, you may be interested in building the (half) waterboxx pyramid shown below, designed by Dew Harvest (official distibutor of Groasis in the USA). This planting structure holds 9 Waterboxxes, and up to around 20 standard garden plants. It has a maximum dimension of 9 feet (at back), and its total footprint is only 23.5 square feet. This waterboxx pyramid can be built with minimal carpentry skills and the few materials and tools noted below. Depending on the cost of cedar wood in your area and the total height you choose, this project can cost between 150-400 dollars, not including the Waterboxxes. Cedar should last at least 10 years under most conditions.
Erosion is a natural and continuous process that occurs on the earth’s surface, which takes place due to the effect of external geological agents. It happens more intensely when the surface is exposed, which means that it is more exposed to the elements. In soils where it doesn¡t exist any alteration, the floors are protected by the vegetal mantle. So when the rain falls on a surface covered by grass or leaves, some of the moisture evaporates before the water gets into the ground. The trees and the grass make of windbreaks and the lattice of the roots helps to maintain the floors in front of the rain and the wind.