A three-day training on FAO's "AquaCrop" Software
13 September 2022
- A 3-day training on "AquaCrop" Software developed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is being held within the framework of the "Improving the management of water resources in the agricultural area for the sake of sustainable development of agriculture" project.
Representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources and the Reclamation and Water Management JSC are participating in the training.
AquaCrop is a crop simulation model that describes the interactions between plants and soil. Management of fields (eg soil fertility) and irrigation systems is one of the main topics of this program. This program, developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), was designed to ensure food security and assess the impact of environmental and water systems management on crop production. When developing the model, attention was paid to achieving an optimal balance between simplicity, accuracy and reliability.
In the training, attended by international and local experts, detailed information on field irrigation methods is given and various simulations are carried out on the topics. The three-day training is conducted by international experts Joost Wellens, associate professor at the University of Liège, Belgium, and Dirk Raesin, an expert in Water Management.
The project is implemented with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the organization of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.