AquaCrop, the crop-water productivity model

AquaCrop is a crop growth model developed by FAO’s Land and Water Division to address food security and assess the effect of the environment and management on crop production. AquaCrop simulates the yield response of herbaceous crops to water and is particularly well suited to conditions in which water is a key limiting factor in crop production. AquaCrop balances accuracy, simplicity and robustness. To ensure its wide applicability, it uses only a small number of explicit parameters and mostly intuitive input variables that can be determined using simple methods. Read more...

AquaCrop now available in French with new Version 6.1!

AquaCrop standard window programme - version 6.1

This is the standalone crop water productivity software model developed by the Land and Water Division of FAO.

AquaCrop plug-in programme - version 6.0

This allows to run several projects, pre-defined in the standard window version of AquaCrop, and to store results in output files. It can be used in applications where iterative runs are required, such as GIS environment.


This has been designed to facilitate the use of AquaCrop when a high number of simulations is needed, simplifying the task of generating input and projects files and of managing output files.

How to use AquaCrop?