Project Profile

Baseline data to provide robust framework for long term salinity management

Duration : December 1, 2010 - November 30, 2012
(Extended to June 30, 2013)

The overarching objective of this project is to develop baseline data and information to provide a robust framework for the development of long-term sustainable salinity management strategies in Iraq from basin to farm scale. In addition, the project will come up with ‘best-bet’ adaptation and mitigation strategies at irrigation district and farm levels through the selection and implementation of various interventions at demonstration sites. The success of this project critically hinges on its ability to attract and partner with other major donors to contribute to a long-term effort in salinity research and management in Iraq.

Location(s): Iraq
Project Contact: Prathapar, Sanmugam
Donor(s): ACIAR

Farmers cultivating lettuce, while another farmer digs a small canal (marwa) with a donkey, Egypt. Photo: cc: Hamish John Appleby/IWMI