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Project Outcomes and Achievements

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Project Outcomes and Achievements - Program for the Development and Dissemination of Sustainable Irrigation management in Olive Growing

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Project Outcomes and Achievements

  1. 1. InternationalCenterforAgriculturalResearchintheDryAreas Program for the Development and Dissemination of Sustainable Irrigation Management in Olive Growing (IRRIGAOLIVO) (CFC/IOOC/06) Final Meeting October 8-10, 2014 Marrakech, Morocco
  2. 2. InternationalCenterforAgriculturalResearchintheDryAreas Program for the Development and Dissemination of Sustainable Irrigation Management in Olive Growing (IRRIGAOLIVO) (CFC/IOOC/06) Final Meeting Oct 8-10, 2014 Marrakech, Morocco Project Outcomes and Achievements Mohammed Karrou and Vinay Nangia
  3. 3. InternationalCenterforAgriculturalResearchintheDryAreas 3 Presentation Outline Project objectives Project Components Indicators of project success Progress against indicators
  4. 4. InternationalCenterforAgriculturalResearchintheDryAreas 4 Project Objectives To increase yield of olive groves in the target areas by using advanced irrigation strategies To minimize yearly fluctuations in yield, and securing more stable farm income To increase water productivity of irrigated olive in the target countries
  5. 5. InternationalCenterforAgriculturalResearchintheDryAreas 5 Project Components COMPONENT 1: Establishment of pilot plots for demonstration COMPONENT 2: Irrigation management and field management COMPONENT 3: Field sampling and data analysis COMPONENT 4: Training and technology transfer COMPONENT 5: Project monitoring and supervision
  6. 6. InternationalCenterforAgriculturalResearchintheDryAreas 6 Indicators of Project Success Improved yield Improved income Morocco: Income increase by US$700-1500/ha Syria: Income increase by US$800-1000/ha Improved quality of oil, quality of fruit 400 farmers made aware of the benefits Oil analysis Taste panel – farmers, consumers, merchants After 5 years, 7-10% of the area suitable for drip irrigation to cultivate olives will be converted from conventional irrigation method to drip
  7. 7. InternationalCenterforAgriculturalResearchintheDryAreas Progress Against Indicators Syria (2012)
  8. 8. InternationalCenterforAgriculturalResearchintheDryAreas 8 Progress Against Indicators Syria (2010-2014): Sorani cv. Yields increased by 78% (from 4,816 kg/ha under rainfed treatment to 8,586 kg/ha under 50% CWR treatment) when 142 mm of irrigation was applied (in addition to 416 mm rainfall) by drip system; A further increase of 1,734 kg/ha (20%) was achieved by applying additional 142 mm of irrigation (100% CWR) in addition to the rainfall
  9. 9. InternationalCenterforAgriculturalResearchintheDryAreas 9 Progress Against Indicators Syria (2010-2014): Jlout cv. Yields increased by 81% (from 4,446 kg/ha under rainfed treatment to 8,060 kg/ha under 50% CWR treatment) when 142 mm of irrigation was applied (in addition to 416 mm rainfall) by drip system; A further increase of 1,690 kg/ha (21%) was achieved by applying additional 142 mm of irrigation (100% CWR) in addition to the rainfall
  10. 10. InternationalCenterforAgriculturalResearchintheDryAreas Syria – Cost-benefit Analysis Practices 100% Treatment 50% Treatment Rainfed Treatment Inputs: Cost (SYP) Land preparation 15,000 15,000 10,000 Fertilization 36,000 36,000 18,000 Pesticides 20,000 20,000 20,000 Irrigation 43,700 22,000 0 Harvest 66,456 58,968 34,944 Miscellaneous 42,000 42,000 22,000 Total 223,156 193,968 104,944 Revenues: Jlut Sorani Jlut Sorani Jlut Sorani Fruit yield (kg/ha) 9,750 10,320 8,060 8,586 4,446 4,816 Income (per ha) 349,440 387,660 278,460 343,980 141,960 152,880 Net profit (per ha) 126,284 164,504 84,492 150,012 37,016 47,936 Net profit (US$/ha) 2,526 3,290 1,690 3,000 740 960 US$ increase from rainfed treatment (%) 1,786 (241%) 2,330 (243%) 950 (130%) 2,040 (213%) - -
  11. 11. InternationalCenterforAgriculturalResearchintheDryAreas Progress Against Indicators Morocco (2013) 1670 1770 1500 1350 1400 1450 1500 1550 1600 1650 1700 1750 1800 100% ETc 70% ETc Traditional Oilyield(kg/ha) 8550 8850 7900 7400 7600 7800 8000 8200 8400 8600 8800 9000 100% ETc 70% ETc Traditional Olivefruityield(kg/ha) 556 389 1041 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 100% ETc 70% ETc Traditional Waterapplied(mm) 1.54 2.28 0.76 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 100% ETc 70% ETc Traditional Waterproductivity(kg/m3 appliedwater)
  12. 12. InternationalCenterforAgriculturalResearchintheDryAreas 12 Progress Against Indicators Morocco (2010-2014) Yields increased by 30% (from 4,527 kg/ha under flood treatment to 5,900 kg/ha under 100% ETc treatment) and water application was reduced by 48% (901 mm vs. 469 mm); A further saving of 28% water (469 mm vs. 229 mm) was achieved by switching from 100% ETc to 70% Etc. There was a 1.3% yield increase as well (5,900 kg/ha vs. 5,980 kg/ha)
  13. 13. InternationalCenterforAgriculturalResearchintheDryAreas 13 Progress Against Indicators Yield Syria: Increase by 78-114% Morocco: Increased by 30% along with 62-77% saving of water Stakeholder engagement Syria: 133 farmers and technicians Morocco: 397 farmers and 100 technicians Trainings for extension agents Syria: 5 courses: 86 trainees Morocco: 2 courses; 30 trainees
  14. 14. InternationalCenterforAgriculturalResearchintheDryAreas 14 Progress Against Indicators Regional courses by PEA Two courses by Institute of Sustainable Agriculture (IAS-CSIC) One technical visit to Cordoba Media Coverage Project website ICARDA website CGIAR website Reporting Morocco newspaper article Syrian TV channels
  15. 15. InternationalCenterforAgriculturalResearchintheDryAreas 15 Progress Against Indicators Publications 18 conference papers 3 ICARDA brochures 2 Posters and 4 flyers by Syrian team 4 Posters and 3 flyers by Moroccan team Several progressive farmers mentored by the national teams for adopting project-recommended irrigation practices
  16. 16. InternationalCenterforAgriculturalResearchintheDryAreas Thank you

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