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LIFE+ IRRIMAN : Implementation of efficient irrigation management for a sustainable agriculture

Description:

The project aims to implement, demonstrate, and disseminate an efficient irrigation management schedule for three areas Spain (two in the Segura Basin and on in the Guadalquivir basin). A sustainable irrigation strategy for with woody crops in Mediterranean agro-ecosystems will be based on reduction of water supply during non-critical periods, the covering of water needs during critical periods and maximising yields per unit of applied water.

The project will implement demonstration plots where sustainable irrigation protocols will be applied. Different cropping zones will be selected with the most representative fruit trees, including peach, table grapes, citrus, apricot, early apricot and almond.

Project information

Lead
Alejandro PEREZ PASTOR UNIVERSIDAD POLITÉCNICA DE CARTAGENA
Partners

UCO(Universidad de Córdoba), Spain CEBAS-CSIC(Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas), Spain FENACORE(FEDERACION NACIONAL DE COMUNIDADES DE REGANTES DE ESPAÑA), Spain CARM(Consejería de Agricultura y Agua de la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia), Spain CRGC(Comunidad Regantes Genil Cabra. Colectividad Santaella), Spain

Source of funding
LIFE13 ENV/ES/000539, Total budget 1,713,654.00 €, EU funding 840,193.00 €

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Keywords

agricultural method, hydrographic basin, irrigation, water resources management, water saving, water shortage

Duration

2014 - 2017

Climate impacts

Droughts, Water Scarcity

Elements

Adaptation Measures and Actions

Sectors

Agriculture, Forestry, Water management

Geographic characterization

Europe

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