3.4.1 Water productivity in agriculture

The overall goal of this project is to study the effect of expected future climate on the productivity of the main agricultural crops within the upper Jordan Valley. To achieve this goal a soil-atmosphere-plant model was developed for the main rainfed crop, wheat (WHEAT Model). The spatial distribution of all crops in the basin was determined using high resolution remote sensing classification. Future changes in irrigation water demand of the main crops was calculated using the models developed for this purpose. The results will be supplied to LandSHIFT and/or WEAP.

For more information take a look at the Policy Relevant Results poster and at the Indicator presented at the Statusconference 2010.

Subproject coordinator: Pedro Berliner, Ben Gurion University

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