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ICID AnnuAl RepoRt • 2010-11


Working Group on Water and Crops (WG-CRop) Year of establishment: 2007 Webpage: http://www.wg-crop.icidonline.org Mandate: •


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Precision Agriculture meeting that was held in Denver, Colorado (USA) in July 2010. It was proposed that Jaleh Vaziri (Iran) will present his paper on ‘Precision Agriculture in Iran’ during the WG meeting in October 2010 at Tehran, Iran.


To promote the efficient use of water in crop production, to provide input to test crop water models,


To investigate the use of energy crops for bio-fuel production, To develop techniques for rainfall harvesting,


To promote the multifunctional use of water in paddy (rice) cultivation, and


To investigate the adaptation of agriculture to climate change and to promote low input agriculture.


Members: (1) VP Dr. Ragab Ragab, Chairman (UK, 2007); (2) Laurie C. Tollefson, Vice-Chairman (Canada, 2009); (3) Dr. K. Yella Reddy, Secretary (2010) (India, 2009); (4) VPH Dr. B.I. Maticic (Slovenia, 2007); (5) Prof. M.E.V. Scarascia (Italy); (6) Prof. R.G. Allen (USA, 2007); (7) VPH Cai Lingen (China, 2007); (8) Dr. Tai Cheol Kim (Korea, 2007); (9) Chen Yih-Rong (Chinese Taipei, 2007); (10) Vincente Carelon (Spain, 2007); (11) Dr. Andrew Sanewe (South Africa, 2007); (12) Dr. Florent Maraux (France, 2007); (13) Ms. Jaleh Vaziri (Iran, 2009); (14) Prof. Rai. Niaz (Pakistan, 2009); (15) Dr. Koji Inosako (Japan, 2010); and (16) Secretary General, ICID


permanent observers: (i) FAO representative; (ii) Herbert H. van Lier (CIGR); (iii) Prof. D. Wrachien (Italy); and (iv) ICRISAT representative


Activities: The 3rd meeting of the WG was held on 12 October 2010 at Yogyakarta. Dr. K. Yella Reddy (India) and Dr. Koji Inosako (Japan) became new Secretary and member of WG, respectively.


The Chairman briefed the members about the automation and use of sensors for irrigation and fertilizer applications in many developed countries. Particular reference was made on the


The International Workshop on ‘Water Saving Practices in Agriculture” was successfully held on


13 October 2010 at Yogyakarta, in which six papers were presented. The Chairman proposed to upload the SALTMED Model and required Input data Templates to the website of WG for free downloads by members. The members were requested to test the different crop water models with local data.


The WG agreed to add the concepts of ‘Water Footprin’t and ‘Virtual Wate’ to the agenda and requested all members to contribute towards it. The Chairman would make a presentation on water footprints during the next meeting of WG in Tehran. The group also deliberated on energy crops for bio-fuel production and multi-functionality of water use in paddy. Prof. Kim, Tai-Cheol (Korea), Dr. Koji Inosako (Japan), and Dr. Graziano Ghinassi (Italy) have agreed to work and prepare a report on these topics.


Prof. Kim, Tai-Cheol (Korea), representative of KCID, reported on the outcome of the 5th THAICID National Symposium and 1st Thailand INWEPF (International Network for Water and Ecosystem in Paddy Fields) Symposium which was jointly held on 17 June 2010 in Nonthaburi Province of Thailand. The symposium theme was “Multiple Roles of Paddy Fields Related to Integrated Resources Management”.


As a follow-up of the MoU, signed between ICID and UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW-DPC), a side event was organized on 8-9 October, preceding to the workbody meetings to provide an overview of the most strategic applications of ‘Aqua Crop’ model of FAO in different agro-climate conditions.


Participants at the workshop


A view of the meeting


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