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#34 - Global Map of Irrigation Areas

In global studies related to water use, food production or climate change, knowing the location of irrigate agriculture is important in order to assess better the impact of water use on the available water resources. The Global map of irrigation areas shows the amount of area equipped for irrigation around the turn of the twenty-first century as a percentage of the total area on a raster with a resolution of 5 minutes.

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#26 - Training Course on Water Harvesting

This CD ROM provides training modules and other relevant material on water harvesting in five languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French and Spanish) focusing on 'runoff farming systems' for improved production of crops, trees and rangeland species in drought-prone areas. The objective of this training materials are (i) to raise awareness of technical staff, extension workers and other stakeholders on the water harvesting options available and (ii) to build local capacity on the use of available data for adequate planning, systematic design and sustainable implementation of water harvesting systems.

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#17 - International E-mail Conference on Irrigation Management Transfer

This CD-ROM contains all information and documents posted on the Conference Web Site. It includes all interventions made by the participants of the international E-mail Conference on Irrigation Management Transfer organized from June to October 2001 by the Land and Water Development Division of FAO and the International Network on Participatory Irrigation Management (INPIM), with the support of the Ford Foundation. The purpose of the e-mail conference was to provide a global forum to identify and share key issues and lessons gained from experiences around the world on transferring the management of irrigation.

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#14 - Participatory Training and Extension in Farmers' Water Management

This CD-ROM provides guidelines, procedures and relevant material for the development of a participatory training and extension programme for technical staff, extension workers and other stakeholders, to assist farmers to take charge of water management at field and scheme level and adopt, in a sustainable manner appropriate water technologies. The programme is particular relevant to irrigation management transfer programmes to assist water users’ associations in the operation and maintenance of the farmers’ irrigation systems and to smallholder irrigation programmes to give guidance to farmers in adopting efficient water control technologies.

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#13 - Atlas of Water Resources and Irrigation in Africa

The Land and Water Development Division of FAO is developing a global information system of water and agriculture with the objective to provide users with comprehensive information on the state of agricultural water management across the world. The system will help assessing the role of irrigation in global food production and the relation between irrigation and water scarcity. The system combines classical country-based statistics on all aspects of agricultural water management (water resources and use, irrigation, drainage, etc.), known as AQUASTAT, and a set of maps, data and models combined through a Geographical Information System (GIS). Africa is the first continent for which the information system has been completed.

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#12 - Irrigation Guidelines on CD-ROM

The objective of this CD-ROM is to present a collection of irrigation guidelines for small- to medium-scale irrigation schemes (up to 1 000 ha). The aim is not solely to present existing irrigation guidelines on a CD-ROM but to use the interactive potential of this medium to assist the user in extracting information and data from the guidelines for specific purposes. A menu-driven media tool for easy orientation on the subject and for a wide range of applications has been developed for a variety of potential users.

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On-line IES- Irrigation Equipment Supply Database

#6 - SIMIS - Scheme Irrigation Management Information System

SIMIS (Scheme Irrigation Management Information System) is a decision support system aimed at assisting the managers and staff of irrigation systems in their daily tasks. A SIMIS project stores information about climate, soils, crops, irrigation network, land tenure, land use and the maintenance needs of an irrigation scheme. SIMIS processes information to provide crop water requirements and estimate irrigation needs at farm and canal level. By interacting with the user it generates water delivery schedules for different modalities of water distribution (proportional, rotational and semi-demand) and seasonal irrigation plans. SIMIS also provides support on accounting, calculating water fees, maintenance control and performance indicators.

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