Guidebook on Using AquaCrop for Irrigation Water Management cover (Arabic)

ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/GUIDE.3

Country: Arab region

Publication Type: Training material

Cluster: Climate Change and Natural Resource Sustainability

Focus Area: Natural resource sustainability

Initiatives: Enhancing resilience and sustainability of agriculture, Promoting food and water security

SDGs: Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Keywords: Agricultural production, Arab countries, Food security, Technology, Water, Technical cooperation, Water resources, Agricultural training

Guidebook on using AquaCrop for irrigation water management

January 2019

This guidebook is the third of a series of guidebooks produced by ESCWA in cooperation with the Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD) in relation to the use of Aquacrop for irrigation water management. It aims at promoting efficient irrigation water management through capacity development in the Arab region. This will contribute to enhancing the resilience and sustainability of the agricultural sector in view of the prevailing water scarcity and increased demand on water in the Arab region. The AquaCrop model allows the input of crop data and climatic data (Plant available water, irrigation intervals, effective root depth, net irrigation, rainfall, temperature…) to calculate water requirements and schedule irrigation depending on many climatic and land factors.

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