Growing More Olives with Less Water
Vinay Nangia. (30/8/2014). Growing More Olives with Less Water. Amman, Jordan: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
Despite the importance of olive production in Morocco and Syria, the absence of modern production methods such as irrigation prevent the sector from reaching its full potential. Although widespread water-scarcity in North Africa and the Middle East complicate the shi to surface irrigation, smart interventions such as rational irrigation systems and e cient water management practices could boost yields, raise incomes, and reduce chronic water stress.