Persone, alimentazione e ambiente.

BCFN YES! 2017

YES!BAT - SUSTAINABLE RICE FIELDS: SAY YES! TO BATS

Laura Garzoli
Laura Garzoli
Italy
National Research Council - Institute of Ecosystem Study (CNR-ISE)
Italy

I truly believe we should rethink our shared awareness on the close link among food-quality, environmental sustainability, and life-quality

Rice, the primary staple food for half of the humanity, requires pesticides to achieve good yields, with consequential risks for the environment and human health. YES!BAT project promotes an Integrated Pest Management strategy to enhance ecosystem services provided by bats in rice agroecosystems. It is based on the employment in rice fields of bat boxes (artificial roosts) to encourage bats into areas where there are few roosting sites. The success of bat colonization in differently managed rice fields located in Piedmont (NW Italy) will be evaluated. Analyses of guano, collected from the occupied boxes, will provide information on pest-predated species and on emerging agricultural pests (chirosourveillance service). Through dissemination activities and materials, including a best practices document, YES!BAT aims at raising the awareness on the importance of bats and at promoting well-managed rice paddies as virtuous examples of traditional landscapes with an ecological value.

Shortlisted projects

Lebanon

Maternal and child nutrition among refugees and host communities in Greater Beirut, Lebanon: A focus on anemia
Joana Abou Rizk
+

Switzerland

Appropriate Information Technologies for Agricultural Sustainability (AITAS)
Christian Andres
+

United States

Using Forests to Support Nutrition During Times of Drought: A Multinational Social-Ecological Analysis
Matthew Cooper
+

Nigeria

Pollution to Production: An environmental remediation approach for biogas production under cowpea cultivation.
Ikoko Chioma Bella
+

Zimbabwe

Towards desired food systems: A community visioning approach
Leon Gwaka
+

France

Overcoming the obsolete opposition between formal and informal seed systems: toward the necessary coherence of West Africa seed legislations
Morgane Leclercq
+

Italy

CDC - Climate and Diet Change: The Role of International Law
Giovanni Sciaccaluga
+

Ghana

Effects of Domestic Market Institutions on Third-Party Certification Programs and Attendant Impacts on Intermediary Buyers and Smallholders
Ebenezer Offei Ansah
+

Philippines

Addressing the Regional Food Security Issues: The Small Island Ecosystem Stability and Food Security Nexus
Edgar Jr Reyes
+

Italy

YES!BAT - SUSTAINABLE RICE FIELDS: SAY YES! TO BATS
Laura Garzoli
+
This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.   Read moreI agree