Case Study:
Integrated crop-irrigation technology packages
scaled out and widely adopted in Egypt and Sudan

Fawzi Karajeh...
Project Focus
Sustainable increased
productivity of both rainfed and
irrigated agriculture – producing
'more crop per drop...
 
Yield

20
%

Farmers income

Water Productivity

Project Target Indicators- Irrigated Agriculture
The intervention sites

Egypt: Assiut and El-Sharqia Governorates
Sudan: Lower Atbara River region of the River Nile
State
Egypt Field Interventions
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Early maturing varieties
Efficient water use cultivars
Intercropping systems
Crop h...
The approaches for technology transfer and scaling-up
(1)
Repeated field days approach.
Hundred of farmers, extension agen...
The approaches for technology transfer and scaling-up
(2)
Successful Case Study in Egypt (1)
At farm level in Egypt
• Raisedbed technology used 50% less wheat seed.
• An average of...
Successful Case Study in Egypt (1)
In a survey conducted during the 2011/12 crop season by
the Agriculture Research Center...
The Case study and the media- Egypt
Sudan -1Farmers are exposed:
Climate change- season variability of surface water from
Atbara river
limited groundwater re...
Sudan -2Farmers obtained an increased in wheat
yield by 144% with the same amount of
applied irrigation water at the refer...
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Case Study: Integrated crop-irrigation technology packages scaled out and widely adopted in Egypt and Sudan , By Fawzi Karajeh and Atef Swelam, Integrated Water and Land Management Program, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas(ICARDA), Cairo- Egypt, Land and Water Days in Near East & North Africa, 15-18 December 2013, Amman, Jordan

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T6: Case Study: Integrated crop-irrigation technology packages scaled out and widely adopted in Egypt and Sudan

  1. 1. Case Study: Integrated crop-irrigation technology packages scaled out and widely adopted in Egypt and Sudan Fawzi Karajeh and Atef Swelam Integrated Water and Land Management Program, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Cairo- Egypt   f.Karajeh@cgiar.org TS-6: Making research and science reach farmers and end users FAO’s Land and Water Days in Near East & North Africa 13-18 December Amman-Jordan
  2. 2. Project Focus Sustainable increased productivity of both rainfed and irrigated agriculture – producing 'more crop per drop.‘ Integrated crop-livestock management – more added value 'more income for better livelihood.‘ Rural communities existence 'more resilience to climate variability and change.‘ Criteria Improved Cultivars Improved agronomy practices Optimum levels of inputs- Water + Value chains; Crop-livestock integration Improved farmers income
  3. 3.   Yield 20 % Farmers income Water Productivity Project Target Indicators- Irrigated Agriculture
  4. 4. The intervention sites Egypt: Assiut and El-Sharqia Governorates Sudan: Lower Atbara River region of the River Nile State
  5. 5. Egypt Field Interventions • • • • • • Early maturing varieties Efficient water use cultivars Intercropping systems Crop health: chemical/ organic fertilizers Improved management practices- Agronomy Use of raisedbed mechanization-on wheat
  6. 6. The approaches for technology transfer and scaling-up (1) Repeated field days approach. Hundred of farmers, extension agents from neighboring villages, researchers, developers, service providers and local media and involved them in the assessment of the results and in discussions on the way forward for technology dissemination and scaling-up.
  7. 7. The approaches for technology transfer and scaling-up (2)
  8. 8. Successful Case Study in Egypt (1) At farm level in Egypt • Raisedbed technology used 50% less wheat seed. • An average of 25% less water application, with an increased wheat yield of up to 24%. • Increasing farmers’ incomes and improved their livelihoods.
  9. 9. Successful Case Study in Egypt (1) In a survey conducted during the 2011/12 crop season by the Agriculture Research Center-Egypt for 382 farmers in 12 Governorates in Delta and upper Egypt (191 farmers with direct extension managed fields (EMF), and 191 neighboring farmers – farmers managed fields (FMF)) adopted the recommended wide-raisedbed package, 85.9% of EMF and 51.8% FMF reported their high satisfaction from using the technology; while 2.6% of EMF and 24.1% of FMF were unsatisfied with the adoption. The high satisfactory is due mainly to an average increase in yield and reduction in production costs.
  10. 10. The Case study and the media- Egypt
  11. 11. Sudan -1Farmers are exposed: Climate change- season variability of surface water from Atbara river limited groundwater resources, poor irrigation efficiency, low agriculture productivity, wind erosion, and depleting pastoral resources. 
  12. 12. Sudan -2Farmers obtained an increased in wheat yield by 144% with the same amount of applied irrigation water at the reference site.
  13. 13. Thank you

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