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dc.contributorNangia, Vinayen_US
dc.contributorKarrou, Mohammeden_US
dc.contributorOweis, Theiben_US
dc.creatorSikaoui, Lhassaneen_US
dc.identifier.citationLhassane Sikaoui, Vinay Nangia, Mohammed Karrou, Theib Oweis. (1/11/2016). Improved On-farm Irrigation Management for Olive Growing - A Case Study from Morocco. Annals of Arid Zone, 55 (3&4), pp. 147-151.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe key success factors of the olive oil market are the enhancement and stabilization of olive yields, improvement of olive oil quality and reduction of production costs. There is great potential for cost reduction in terms of water saving in olive production in Morocco. The main purpose of this four year (2010-2014) study was to enhance crop yields of smallholder olive farmers in Morocco, through the optimization of water management practices applied to olive cultivation. In Morocco’s Marrakech region the low rainfall allows only irrigated olive cultivation and so the study investigated the effect of deficit irrigation in reducing water consumption without adversely affecting the olive yield. Results indicate that adding water at 70% of ETc led to 63-77% saving in water compared to flood irrigation along with a 13-43% increase in yield. At the policy level, switching from flood to drip irrigation (100% ETc) on 25% of the planted area can lead to additional olive fruit worth USD 213 million and switching to deficit drip irrigation (70% ETc) can lead to an additional olive fruit worth USD 390 million from the same size area.en_US
dc.publisherCentral Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI)en_US
dc.sourceAnnals of Arid Zone;55,(2016) Pagination 147,151en_US
dc.titleImproved On-farm Irrigation Management for Olive Growing - A Case Study from Moroccoen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idNangia, Vinay: 0000-0001-5148-8614en_US
cg.creator.idOweis, Theib: 0000-0002-2003-4852en_US
cg.subject.agrovocsupplemental irrigationen_US
cg.subject.agrovocdeficit irrigationen_US
cg.subject.agrovocdrip irrigationen_US
cg.subject.agrovocwater productivityen_US
cg.contributor.centerNational Institute of Agronomic Research Morocco - INRA Moroccoen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.projectCommunication and Documentation Information Services (CODIS)en_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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