The project purpose is to develop a methodology for identifying the agro-environments in West Asia and North Africa (WANA), from agroecological and production system perspectives, where supplemental irrigation can maximize water use efficiency, and where water harvesting is likely to lead to substantial increases in yield and incomes. The methodology will be developed and tested in two pilot countries: Syria and Tunisia.
International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique de Tunisie (INRAT), Tunisia
General Commission for Scientific Agricultural Research (GCSAR), Damascus, Syria
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria
Project Proposal: [download pdf]
Integrating Expert Knowledge in GIS to Locale Biophysical Potential for Water Harvesting: Methodology and a Case Study for Syria. De Pauw E, T Oweis, J Youssef. 2008.
Spatial Modeling of the Biophysical Potential for Supplemental Irrigation: A Case Study in Syria. De Pauw E, T Oweis, B Nseir, J Youssef. 2008.
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