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Commission Européenne (CORDIS) 2006

FLOW-AID Farm level optimal Water Management : Assistant for irrigation under deficit

Water Management Irrigation

CORDIS (Service Communautaire d’Information sur la Recherche et le Développement) Commission Européenne

Titre : FLOW-AID Farm level optimal Water Management : Assistant for irrigation under deficit

Région : Méditerranée

Code du projet : 36958 FP6-SUSTDEV

Durée : From 2006-10-01 to 2009-12-31

Descriptif
The objective of FLOW-AID is to contribute to sustainability of irrigated agriculture by developing, testing in relevant conditions, and fine-tuning through feed-back, an irrigation management system that can be used at farm level in situations where there is a limited water supply and water quality. The project integrates innovative sensor technologies into a DSS for irrigation management ; taking into consideration relevant factors in a number of third country partners. _ The specific objectives are to develop and test new and innovative, but simple and affordable, technical concepts (hardware and software) for irrigation under deficit at farms in a large variety of set-ups and constraints, particularly a maintenance free tensiometer ; wireless, low-power data networks ; an expert system to assist farm zoning and crop planning, in view of expected water availability (amount and quality) ; a short-term irrigation scheduling module that allocates available water among several plots and schedules irrigation for e ach one. _ The scientific results from the research will be evaluated in four test-sites, three of them located in Mediterranean Party Countries (Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan), where the large future market for deficit irrigation systems will be. The test-sites are chosen in such a way that they differ in the type of constraints, irrigation structures, crop types, local water supplies, availability of water and water sources in amount and quality, the local goals, and their complexity. The SME partners will take up research results and build prototypes, which will be installed at the test-sites. In close co-operation all partners will adapt the general concepts of water management to the local situation, by using appropriate parts of it, based upon the test-results. The SME involvement will ensure that the results will be implemented in a short time into adequate and appropriate products for the end-user irrigation market.

Participants au projet
Coordinateur : PRAKTIJKONDERZOEK PLANT EN OMGEVING BV (Netherlands)
Participants : ROTHAMSTED RESEARCH LIMITED United Kingdom ; LEBANESE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE Lebanon ; UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA - LA MANCHA Spain ; EGE UNIVERSITESI Turkey ; UNIVERSITA DI PISA Italy ; DELTA-T DEVICES LTD United Kingdom ; GEOMATIONS SA Greece ; SPAGNOL SRL Italy ; JORDAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Jordan ; PLANT RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL B.V. Netherlands

Budget
Coût total : EUR 1 573 882
Contribution UE : EUR 1 021 000

Présentation : Commission Européenne

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