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48 - AFLC - Agriculture, Fishery and Livestock

AFLC 107A - Irrigation Systems, Participatory Water Management and agriculture Technologies

Code Start Date Duration Venue
AFLC 107A 03 April 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
AFLC 107A 29 May 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
AFLC 107A 24 July 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
AFLC 107A 18 September 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
AFLC 107A 13 November 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
AFLC 107A 04 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

This course covers the concepts of participatory water management, water harvesting, irrigation systems and latest technologies in agriculture. Participants will be introduced to irrigation system elements and methods and the importance of implementing participatory water management to achieve the best level of agricultural production using different methods and technologies. Furthermore their knowledge of the recent technological advances in the areas of biotechnology, sensor-based irrigation, information management, precision agriculture and remote-sensing technologies.  Practical sight-visit to associations related to course subject is included in the program.

Course Objectives

  • Creating awareness of the necessity of Participatory Irrigation Management benefits
  • Overviewing of water harvesting system intent, usage, design and installation.
  • Developing an irrigation system schedule
  • Identifying, investigating and repairing typical problems with common irrigation system components
  • Familiarizing the participants with the recent technological advances used for agriculture 

Who Should Attend?

  • Agricultural engineers
  • Environmental engineers
  • Agricultural practitioners
  • Rural Development practitioners
  • Researchers
  • Interventionists
  • Facilitators

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Introduction to participatory water management
  • Water planning and management for the 21st century
  • Water management complexity
  • Problem statement
  • Underlying hypothesis
  • Decision-aiding for water planning and management
  • Intervention research and participatory process evaluation
  • Introduction to the intervention cases 

Day 2

  • Flood and drought risk management 
  • Participatory modelling process implementation
  • Intervention case analysis, extension and discussion
  • Model and protocol validation
  • Water harvesting overview 
  • Legislation surrounding water harvesting 
  • Health & Safety, installation and commissioning
  • Rainwater Harvesting calculations and sizing
  • Systems & Components

Day 3

  • Water Quality Standards and their categories
  • Irrigation relevance for agricultural production
  • Irrigation system elements and methods 
  • Irrigation planning, data needs and system design
  • Potential and actual evapotranspiration
  • Evapotranspiration measurements (instrumentation), direct & indirect methods
  • Crop evapotranspiration estimation
  • Irrigation System Hydraulics

Day 4

  • Irrigation System Components & Installation Techniques
  • Backflow Prevention Devices
  • Water Supply Information
  • Pipe, Fittings and Valves
  • Emission Components
  • Controllers & Electrical System
  • Pre-Construction
  • Equipment
  • Flushing and Testing
  • Site Information
  • Common Troubleshooting Scenarios

Day 5

  • Economic benefits of integrating agricultural technology advances
  • Fertilizer and nutrient use efficiency in agricultural production
  • Nutrient management using precision agriculture and remote sensing technologies
  • Overview of advances in water management in agricultural production
  • Sensor-based irrigation management
  • Precision agriculture involving nutrient and water spatial and temporal variability management
  • Information management and agricultural extension services
  • Strategic planning and risk management in times of uncertainty
  • Biotechnology and advances for crop improvement
  • Managing natural resources and environment under changing climatic conditions
  • Advances in sustainable, environmentally-safe use of bio-engineered agriculture