First Palestinian National Training Workshop on AquaCrop for Irrigation Water Management
ESCWA is organizing the First Palestinian National Training Workshop on AquaCrop for Irrigation Water Management within the framework of its project on “Enhancing Resilience and Sustainability of Agriculture in the Arab region”. This project includes organization of capacity building activities at the national level and developing policy guidelines at the wider regional level to inform decision making for enhanced integrated policy development towards enhancing agriculture. The Training Workshop is organized in cooperation with the Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Lands and Dry Zones (ACSAD) for a duration of five days, and it aims at enhancing national capacities in irrigation water management, and thus contribute to augmenting the resilience and sustainability of the agricultural sector, considering the major challenges facing the Arab region including water scarcity, prevailing conflicts and climate change.
The Training Workshop will focus on enhancing agricultural production and productivity through supplementary irrigation and deficit irrigation techniques. A training manual of AquaCrop for irrigation water management, developed specifically for this purpose in cooperation with ACSAD will be used to inform the Workshop. Participants will include a team of soil and water specialists from the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture.