Economic evaluation and adoption of improved technologies
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Mohamed Boughlala, Mohamed Boutfirass, Abdeljabar Bahri, Mohammed Karrou, Bogachan Benli, Theib Oweis. (31/12/2011). Economic evaluation and adoption of improved technologies, in "Water Benchmarks of CWANA-Improving water and land productivities in rainfed systems - Number 8". Aleppo, Syrian Arab Republic: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
In this study, an economic evaluation of water-use efficiency technologies proposed and tested by the agronomic team in the Tadla Irrigated Perimeter was carried out. To capture climatic variability, the analysis was conducted during two contrasting years (dry and wet). Total annual rainfall was 357 mm in 2005/06 (wet year) and 296 mm in 2006/07 (dry year). During the first year, precipitation was well distributed throughout the season. However, the second year was wet at the beginning, dry in the middle and very wet at the end of the season.