Selection of benchmark research watersheds in Libya
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Feras M. Ziadat, Ahmed Al-Buaishe, Theib Oweis, Eddy De Pauw, Hussein Talib. (13/12/2011). Selection of benchmark research watersheds in Libya, in "Selection and Characterization of Integrated Benchmark Research Watersheds in Libya- Number 1". Aleppo, Syria: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
This report describes the use of improved methodologies developed to identify suitable watersheds based on an integrated resources management concept. The approach integrates multi-disciplinary knowledge, GIS utilities, and verification in the field to develop and test a methodology to identify watersheds with specific characteristics – in this case, the watersheds most suited to the project activities. The objective of this process is to select suitable watersheds in which to undertake research on three project components: (i) integrating rainwater harvesting in the agricultural systems for improved productivity in Libya; (ii) integrated improvement of wheat- and barley-based cropping systems in rainfed and irrigated areas of Libya; and (iii) improvement of small ruminant productivity in Libya; in addition to cross-cutting socioeconomic components.