Titre: Participatory Irrigation Management and Transfer: Setting the Guiding Principles for a Sustaining Monitoring & Evaluation System – a Focus on the Mediterranean Auteur:Khadra, Roula; Sagardoy, Juan; Taha, Suzan; Lamaddalena, Nicola Sujet:Participatory irrigation management ; Irrigation management transfer ; Monitoring & evaluation ; Performance ; Mediterranean Description:
A major shortcoming of Participatory Irrigation Management and Irrigation Management Transfer (PIM/IMT) is the absence of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) systems that accompany these processes and become a major instrument to correct, improve and learn. Although at the global level some countries have exerted efforts to implement M&E systems, these still present limitations, as the review of the international experiences shows. The Mediterranean situation is even more dramatic since only Tunisia implements an M&E system, whereas Egypt has shyly moved in this direction with a limited practical application. This state of affairs led the authors to develop a set of guiding principles to develop an M&E system to be applied in countries where PIM/IMT is adopted. This paper revises the main international efforts devoted to assess the performance of PIM/IMT and the state of the art of these processes in Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries. Moreover, it sets the framework and analyses the main sustaining factors for the development of a new M&E system for these countries.
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Water Resources Management, 2017, Vol.31(13), pp.4227-4238
0920-4741 (ISSN); 1573-1650 (E-ISSN); 10.1007/s11269-017-1741-3 (DOI)
Titre: MONEVA - a Monitoring & Evaluation System to Assess the Performance of Participatory Irrigation Management/Irrigation Management Transfer Programs in the Mediterranean Region Auteur:Khadra, Roula; Sagardoy, Juan; Taha, Suzan; Lamaddalena, Nicola Sujet:Participatory irrigation management ; Irrigation management transfer ; Monitoring & evaluation ; Performance ; MONEVA system ; Mediterranean Description:
One of the major shortcomings of the Participatory Irrigation Management/Irrigation Management Transfer (PIM/IMT) programs undertaken in many countries of the world, is the predominant absence of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) systems specifically addressed to accompany these processes, and become a major instrument to correct, improve and learn. To contribute to closing this gap, this paper presents the main features of “MONEVA”, an M&E system tailored to PIM/IMT programs, and adapted to different Mediterranean Countries. The system is based on the principles of the Logical Framework Analysis (LFA), which permitted the development of objectives, outcomes, outputs and appropriate indicators for the monitoring of results. MONEVA is integrated with seven menus and many submenus which detailed description is reported in the embedded User’s Manual. Only selected options are presented in this paper. The important and innovative features of MONEVA are its capacity to adapt to every country by using only the indicators relevant to the country, and a simple and objective system of evaluation. The results of its application in the pilot countries Jordan and Tunisia, i) demonstrated its flexibility to adapt to local contexts and the easiness of its application which supported its adoption, and ii) validated its characteristics as a Decision Support System (DSS), having a great potential for improving the implementation of the PIM/IMT programs, through the identification of their criticalities and thus, facilitating the definition of corrective actions at government and agency levels, but particularly, at the Water Users’ Association (WUA) level.
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Water Resources Management, 2018, Vol.32(1), pp.123-140
0920-4741 (ISSN); 1573-1650 (E-ISSN); 10.1007/s11269-017-1799-y (DOI)
Titre: Evaluation of geostatistics interpolators and deterministic of the daily reference evapotranspiration in the state of Espirito Santo = Avaliação de interpoladores geoestatísticos e determinísticos da evapotranspiração de referência diária para o estado do Espírito Santo Auteur:Giselle Sabadim Saraiva; Robson Bonomo; Joabe Martins de Souza Sujet:Geoprocessing ; Irrigation Management ; Interpolation Methods ; Economics Description:
In the state of Espírito Santo it is notorious the importance of agriculture for the State economy, several crops have been irrigated due to irregular distribution of rainfall. The daily reference evapotranspiration (ETo) is an important variable in irrigation management, making it possible to quantify the water demand of a culture and region. This study aimed to compare interpolation methods to the spatial distribution of daily ETo. The study included the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil, with a total area of 46,184.1 km2 . Fifteen automatic meteorological stations were selected as the basis for interpolation and ten for cross-validation. The daily data analyzed were from the period 2010-2012, using three methods of interpolation, employed: the Kriging geostatistical method and deterministic methods Distance Square Inverse (IQD) and Spline Tensioned. Three sets of data were interpolated. The IQD interpolation presented the best performance for the variable among the three methods, presenting lower deviation and variation among the ETo values estimated by the Penman-Monteith method. The IQD interpolator showed, as a good method to estimate the daily reference evapotranspiration variable in places where do not have weather stations installed. The estimated values of ETo obtained by IQD interpolation method can be used with confidence in irrigation management. = No estado do Espírito Santo é notório o destaque da agricultura na sua economia, mas, devido a irregularidade na distribuição das chuvas, as culturas têm sido irrigadas, sendo assim, o manejo da irrigação se torna importante para a produção das culturas. A evapotranspiração de referência (ETo) diária é uma variável importante no manejo da irrigação, possibilitando quantificar a demanda hídrica de uma cultura e região. Objetivou-se com este trabalho comparar métodos de interpolação visando à espacialização da ETo diária. A área de abrangência do estudo foi o estado do Espírito Santo, com área total de 46.184,1 km2 . Foram selecionadas 15 estações meteorológicas automáticas, como base para a interpolação, e dez para a validação cruzada. Os dados diários analisados foram do período 2010 – 2012, sendo utilizado três métodos de interpolação, sendo: geoestatística Krigagem, determinísticos Inverso do Quadrado da Distância (IQD) e Spline tensionado. Três conjuntos de dados foram interpolados. A interpolação IQD apresentou o melhor desempenho para a variável, entre os três métodos, apresentando menor desvio e variação entre os valores de ETo estimados pelo método de Penman-Monteith. O interpolador IQD mostrou ser um bom método para estimar a variável evapotranspiração de referência diária em locais onde não tem estações meteorológicas instaladas. Os valores estimados de ETo, obtidos pelo método de interpolação IQD, podem ser usados com confiança no manejo da irrigação.
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Agro@mbiente On-line, 01 March 2017, Vol.11(1), pp.21-30
1982-8470 (ISSN); 1982-8470 (E-ISSN); 10.18227/1982-8470ragro.v11i1.3647 (DOI)
Titre: Using the PILOTE Model to Improve Water Productivity for Rice in Rasht, North of Iran Auteur:Mojtaba Rezaei Sujet:Hashemi Variety ; Irrigation Management ; Rasht ; Simulation ; Agriculture Description:
I n order to calibrate and validate the PILOTE model for rice in a humid climate, this study was carried in a randomized complete block design with three replications on a popular local variety, Hashemi, during 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2007 crop seasons. This research was done at the Rice Research Institute of Rasht, Iran. Evaluation of simulated and measured grain yield and dry matter values was done using NashSutcliffe efficiency (EF), Root Mean Square Errors (RMSE) and normalized root mean square errors (NRMSE) indices. The results revealed that RMSE for validation and calibration were 0.69 and 0.72 Mgha-1, respectively. NRMSE for calibration was 9.5 % and for validation was 14.1 %. NRMSE for grain yield and dry matter were 8.74 and 13.37 %, respectively. EF values were between 0.84 and 0.98. The results showed that the PILOTE model can be used to manage properly rice irrigation in different regimes. Scenario analysis showed that the best irrigation regime was intermittent irrigation with 8- day interval.
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International Journal of Agricultural Management and Development, 01 December 2017, Vol.7(4), pp.477-487
2159-5852 (ISSN); 2159-5860 (E-ISSN)
Titre: Nitrate and potassium movement in a sandy loam soil cultivated with fertigated grapevine (Vitis vinifera /L.) in the Brazilian semiarid Auteur:Alexsandro Oliveira Da Silva; Luis Henrique Bassoi; Davi José Silva Sujet:Irrigation Management ; Porous Cup Extractor ; Soil Solution Description:
Abstract Fertigation can increase the efficiency of fertilizer application and facilitate the nutritional management of a crop. Thus, nitrate and potassium movements in a sandy loam soil were evaluated as function of fertilizer doses during three growing seasons of the grapevine cv. Syrah grafted on Paulsen 1103 rootstock (June to October 2013, February to June 2014, and August to November 2014) in Petrolina, state of Pernambuco, Brazil. Five doses of N (0, 15, 30, 60 and 120 kg ha-1) and five doses of K2O (0, 15, 30, 60 and 120 kg ha-1) were combined in a fractional 52 factorial design, totaling 13 combinations, in a randomized blocks experiment with four replications. The concentrations of nitrate and potassium in the soil solution were determined. Samples were collected by porous cup extractors installed at 0.4 and 0.6 m depths. The movement of these ions was obtained by the product between their concentration in the soil solution and the soil water flux density. The increase in nitrogen fertilization promoted a greater movement of NO3- (62.2 kg ha-1) in the soil. The movement of K+ was also observed in two growing seasons .
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Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura, 01 September 2018, Vol.40(5)
1806-9967 (ISSN); 10.1590/0100-29452018652 (DOI)
THE ROLE OF IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT IN INCREASING RICE PRODUCTION IN SOUTH KOREA
I Gusti Ngurah Santosa, Chang Jaewoo
Agrotrop: Journal on Agriculture Science, 01 November 2012, Vol.1(1)
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Titre: The power and interest indicators of the stakeholders of a Water User Association around Bengawan Solo River, Indonesia Auteur:Rustinsyah, Rustinsyah Sujet:Agricultural Irrigation Management ; Interest ; Power ; Stakeholder Description:
This data article presents the information on stakeholders' power and interest indicators in agricultural irrigation management. The data were collected from a WUA (Water User Association) called which operates around Bengawan Solo river, East Java, Indonesia. This data article contains two major data. The first data consists of the power indicator from both primary and secondary stakeholders of WUAs. The second data is the stakeholders 'interest indicator of WUAs in agricultural irrigation management. The data were collected from observations, Focus Group Discussion (FGD) and interview. These data will be beneficial for policy makers to determine the suitable programs for agricultural irrigation management and for researchers who want to conduct similar studies in developing countries.
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Data in brief, August 2018, Vol.19, pp.2398-2403
2352-3409 (ISSN); 30229112 Version (PMID); 10.1016/j.dib.2018.07.030 (DOI)
Danilo Ferreira Mendes, Samuel Ferreira Da Silva, Ramon Ramirez de Oliveira Da Ressurreição, Gilson Souza Tulli, Jéferson Luiz Ferrari
Vértices, 01 February 2015, Vol.16(2), pp.71-77
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