10th anniversary for water productivity course

July 16, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

The ICARDA Integrated Water and Land Management Program (IWLMP) conducted a three week, training course on “Improving Water Productivity in Agricultural Systems” with an emphasis on water harvesting, supplemental and full irrigation from May 6th – 24th, at the National Center for Agricultural Research and Extension (NCARE) in Amman, Jordan. The course was supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
This was the 10th consecutive year of offering this course. Trainees this year included 10 from Iraq, 4 from Syria and 1 from Jordan. The training program included a balanced mix of lectures by ICARDA scientists and guests from universities and NARS, field visits to ICARDA project sites around Amman, visits to labs, and hands-on experience in using field experimental equipment. The trainees’ performance was evaluated with tests, group project proposal presentations and interactive learning sessions.


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  1. This is a good international program that will help feed a lot of people in places where needed. The more water we can distribute the more people that can be fed.

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