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[Translate to Español:] AquaCrop now available in French with new Version 6.1!

Version 6.1 of AquaCrop, the crop-water productivity model developed by FAO, is now available on the AquaCrop website. This new version allows for language selection of the interface in English and French. The layout of some menus in this version has also been improved.

AquaCrop plug-in version 6.0 remains up-to-date since the calculation procedures in Version 6.1 have not been altered.

Download AquaCrop Version 6.1

Assessing the impact of climate change on crop yields with the AquaCrop model

The West and Central African region is becoming highly vulnerable to climate change. Governments of the region are promoting small-scale irrigation to improve crop production and to increase the resilience of smallholder farmers to climate change. In this context, FAO, in collaboration with the Agrhymet Regional Centre - a specialized institution of the Permanent Interstates Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS) - and the Ministry of Agriculture of Niger organized a workshop in Niamey, Niger, from 17 to 21 April 2018, on how to assess the impacts of climate change on crop yields using AquaCrop, the crop model developed by FAO. The workshop was organized in the framework of the project "Adapting small-scale irrigation to climate change in West and Central Africa - AICCA".

Thirty five participants attended the workshop from Niger, Mali, the Gambia and Côte d’Ivoire, representing the government, the research and private sectors, as well as IFAD and FAO. A follow-up workshop will take place in June 2018 to share the preliminary results of the analysis of the impact of climate change and to discuss the adaptation strategies of small-scale irrigation to climate variability.


AquaCrop Version 6.0 is now available!

Version 6.0 of AquaCrop, the crop-water productivity model developed by FAO to assess the effect of the environment and management on crop production, has now been released on the AquaCrop website.

The new features of version 6.0 are the following:

  • It enhances simulation of crop performance in very dry environments.
  • It allows to consider the presence of gravel as an extra soil profile.
  • It simulates the effect of weed infestation on crop production.
  • The water thresholds for stomatal closure of some crops have been improved in the crop data base.
  • Dry beans have been calibrated and added as a new crop in the crop data base.

Download AquaCrop Version 6.0