How does agroforestry change the technical and economic performance of farms?
Agroforestry is ubiquitous among the farmers who are part of the project. We seek to understand the interests and constraints involved
To what extent do trees affect soil fertility?
These orange landmarks distinguish plots in crops and on the line of trees where macrofauna are monitored and where the physico-chemical characteristics of soils are assessed.
How can the agroforestry systems function as close as possible to the reality of farms?
The ARBRATATOUILLE project has adopted a participatory research approach that brings together researchers and farmers on their farms.
How is the water resource of the soil divided between trees and crops?
This solar panel supplies sensors (tensiometers, TDR probes, sap flow) to carry out water balances at the scale of crops and trees. o
How does agroforestry affect the natural regulation of bio-aggressors?
We monitor and quantify the damage done to crops by the bio-aggressors and then measure the abundance and activity of the auxiliaries present that can regulate them.