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Crop irrigation management for combating irrigation induced desertification in the aral sea basin

Objective

The CIRMAN-ARAL project focus on developing crop irrigation management strategies for combating irrigation induced desertification in the Aral Sea Basin. Strategies concern water saving irrigation scheduling and field practices, reduction of water demand for agriculture, improved control of drainage water, and soil and water salinity. These issues should promote increased water available for natural rivers, water bodies and riparian ecosystems, and the preservation and improvement of land resources while favouring the sustainability of irrigated agriculture. The project shall produce a DSS to be used by decision makers, and the conditions to implement research findings to be used in the farmers practice.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE AGRONOMIA
Address
Tapada De Ajuda
1349 017 Lisboa
Portugal

Participants (7)

CENTRAL ASIAN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR IRRIGATION
Uzbekistan
Address
Karasu-4, 11
700187 Tashkent
Centre National du Machinisme Agricole, du Génie Rural, des Eaux et des Forêts (CEMAGREF)
France
Address
Parc De Tourvoie
92163 Antony
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANISATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Italy
Address
Via Delle Terme Di Caracalla
00100 Roma
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH IN THE DRY AREAS
Syria
Address

Aleppo
KYRGYZ RESEARCH IRRIGATION INSTITUTE
Kyrgyzstan
Address
Toktonaliev Str. 4A
720055 Bishkek
SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION CENTER OF THE INTERSTATE COMMISSION FOR WATER COORDINATION
Uzbekistan
Address
Karasu-4, 11
700187 Tashkent
TADJIK INSTITUTE OF RECLAMATION AND CIVIL ENGINEERING
Tajikistan
Address
Shamsy 5/1
734064 Dushanbe