The major aim of Agriponic project is to spread the “aeroponica” innovative technique in agriculture. Through the aeroponic cultivation there is the creation of a protected environment where the plant has no exposition to pests and pathogens, with an increase in the level of oxygenation of the root system, the speeding up the phenological stages of plant development and with no risks for the development of fungal groups and the formation of algae. Main project result is the knowledge transfer about innovative soilles techniques in the Mediterranean area, where the practice of traditional agriculture in greenhouses goes towards an integrated soilless agricultural and high-tech production process, powered by green energy and without any kind of non reusable waste.
The project led to the creation of an aeroponic greenhouse in Tunisia with the experimental cultivation of aromatic plants, vegetables and herbs, which are placed on special conduit with perforated bases that support plant and roots. Such a system pushed to grow in arid and semi-arid areas, and obtained excellent results in terms of quantity and quality and environmental issues.
Coordinator – Ragusa Municipality (ITALY)
Partner – Confagricoltura Ragusa (ITALY)
Partner – URAP (TUNIS)
Partner – CRDA (TUNIS)
Partner – SVI.MED CENTRO EUROMEDITERRANEO PERLO SVILUPPO SOSTENIBILE (ITALY)
Project video in italian language available in the section video
Pubblications in italian and french languages:
- Agriponic, relazione sulI’esperienza di coltivazione con Agriponic System
- Agriponic, Analisi Costi-Benefici delle produzioni aeroponiche in rapporto alle tecniche tradizionali
- Agriponic, indagine sulle colture protette a Ragusa e a Manouba