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The honey olive grove

A polyculture agrosystem for reducing drought risks, and preventing floods and soil erosion

Developed by Javier Dominguez (freelance landscaper)

The honey olive grove is an agro-landscape concept consisting in the association of olive trees and aromatic bushes which act as sinks of water and sediments, and barriers against flooding and soil erosion.

TRL4. Laboratory testing of prototype component or process
Technology validated in lab. Basic technological components are integrated to establish that they will work together. This is relatively “low fidelity” compared with the eventual system. Examples include integration of “ad hoc” hardware in the laboratory. Several technical reports and dissemination papers have been published. Some farmers and private companies are currently testing the concept at small scale. About this innovation Comments Updates

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The main components of the system have been tested separately, and an initial integration exercise has been conducted.

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How does it work?

The landscaping concept consists of a polyculture agrosystem integrated by a mixture of olive trees linearly aligned, and blocks of aromatic bushes which are located among the trees and which would act as physical barriers for collecting water (rain and runoff), and preventing flooding and soil erosion. In hillslopes, aromatic bushes could be strategically located to act similarly as traditional terraces.

Limitations/conditions under which this innovation does not work or is less effective

A change of mentality from monoculture to polyculture agrosystems is required.

Added value
Nature-based solution; Provision and maintenance of ecosystem services (e.g. biodiversity, pollination, biocontrol); High revenues (by alone, the production of honey in 20.0000 has. of ecological olive groves may generate up to 80 M€).

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