Carsten Hoffmann, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Germany
Nikolai Svoboda, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Germany
Our research data management concept follows the modern FAIR data principles to enhance the Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability and Reusability of research data. It is fostered by rich description with standardized metadata and DOI allocation. The specially developed metadata schema combines all elements from DataCite and INSPIRE. Metadata are entered by an online metadata editor and include thesauri (AGROVOC, GEMET), use licenses (Creative Commons: CC-BY for research data, CC-0 for metadata), lineage elements and data access points (geodata portal with OGC services). Data curation services include personal support and metadata review and tools for the whole workflow: data submission, metadata description and publication. Due to the high diversity of agricultural data individually tailored strategies were developed to increase data quality and make them citable.
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NDICEA and N-Expert
Sarah Tietjen, Leibniz-Institut für Gemüse- und Zierpflanzenbau (IGZ), Germany
Rachel Fischer, Landwirtschaftskammer NRW, Germany
André Sradnick, Leibniz-Institut für Gemüse- und Zierpflanzenbau (IGZ), Germany
The software tools N-Expert and NDICEA can help to improve the nutrient management in farming and lower the ecological and economical risks of nutrient leaching. They are developed to positively affect nutrient management in vegetable production systems. NDICEA gives a profound insight into the soils N- and C-dynamics with regard to the perennial crop rotation. N-Expert offers support in calculating the daily nitrogen demand of a brought variety of vegetable crops. NDICEA and N-Expert were developed independently and are available free of charge as downloads.
Both software is currently revised within the project Nutri@ÖkoGemüse (3/2019 to 2/2022), funded by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture on the basis of a resolution of the German Bundestag within the framework of the Federal Program “Ökologischer Landbau und andere Formen nachhaltiger Landwirtschaft” (BÖLN).
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Online Marketplace for Certified Nature Conservation Projects
Bettina Matzdorf, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Germany
Launched in September 2020, the online marketplace AgoraNatura (www.agora-natura.de) provides targeted investment opportunities in certified nature conservation projects in Germany and facilitates an easier engagement for private individuals and companies. Through voluntary, flexible payments they can invest in projects supporting biodiversity and ecosystem services, such as the preservation of meadow orchards, the development of biodiverse agricultural fields or the implementation of protection sites for certain target species.
AgoraNatura aims to generate additional private funding for the safeguarding of nature and to strengthen public knowledge about biodiversity and ecosystem services. To achieve this goal, AgoraNatura connects land users and environmental organisations with committed private individuals and companies. The online marketplace is an engaging, easy-to-use digital tool that strives to facilitate more collaborative, voluntary conservation action on the ground.
AgoraNatura puts the scientific ecosystem services concept into practice: all projects on AgoraNatura are certified according to the science-based and independent Naturplus standard ensuring a high quality of the projects. The actual “products” of the online marketplace are nature conservation certificates, which describe and visualise the expected positive effects on biodiversity and ecosystem services. Each certificate is an area-related share of a certified conservation project with a validity of 100 sqm and one year.
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