AquaCrop training handbooks. Book I: Understanding AquaCrop. April 2017 | Land Portal

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December 2016
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AquaCrop is a crop simulation model which describes the interactions between the plant and the soil. FAO developed AquaCrop to address food security and to assess the effect of environment and management on crop production . AquaCrop can be used as a planning tool or to assist in management decisions for both irrigated and rainfed agriculture. AquaCrop is particularly useful: <ul> <li> to understand the crop response to environmental changes (educational tool);</li> <li> to compare attainable and actual yields in a field, farm, or a region;</li> <li> to identify constraints limiting crop production and water productivity </li> <li> as a benchmarking tool to develop strategies to maximise water productivity</li> <li> to optimize crop and management practices;</li> <li> to study the effect of climate change on food production over time</li> <li> for policy and for planning purposes.</li></ul>

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Raes, Dirk

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