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WORKING GROUP ON WATER AND CROP (WG-WATER & CROP)

wg_cropAccess to water (rain, surface and groundwater) in adequate quantity is essential for optimum crop production.  It is known that the yield from irrigated crops is double as compared to rainfed crop and hence the importance of water in irrigated agriculture. Further, the trend of diverting land and water to producing biofuel crops is increasing.

 

Recently a study (www.earthpolicy.org) suggested that irrigation water allocation to biofuel production is estimated at 44 billion cubic meters. This is alarming. Issues related with water for food and fuel crops needs to be thoroughly studied and hence the Working Group on Water and Crops (WG-CROP).The WG promotes the efficient use of water in crop production; investigate the use of energy crops for biofuel production; develop techniques for rainfall harvesting; promote the multi-functionality of water use in paddy rice cultivation; and investigate the adaptation of agriculture to climate change.

 

 

Establishment: 2007

 

Mandate

  • To promote the efficient use of water in crop production;
  • To provide input to test crop water models;
  • To investigate the use of energy crops for biofuel production;
  • To develop techniques for rainfall harvesting;
  • To promote the multifunctionality of water use in paddy rice cultivation;
  • To investigate the adaptation of agriculture to climate change; and
  • To promote low input agriculture.

Sl. No.
Name Country Membership
1
VPH Ragab Ragab UK Chair  
2
VPH Laurie C. Tollefson  Canada Vice-Chair  
3
Dr. K. Yella Reddy  India Secretary
4
Ir. Adang Saf Ahmad Indonesia Provisional Member
5
Dr. P. Soman (Direct Member), JISL India Provisional Member
6
Prof. Won-Ho Nam  Korea  Member 
7
Prof. Dr. Zeinab Hussien Behairy  Egypt  Provisional Member 
8
Dr. Chung-Feng, Ding  Chinese Taipei  Member 
9
Dr. Kazumi Yamaoka  Japan  Member 
10
Mr. Syaiful Mahdi Indonesia Observer 
11
FAO representative    Permanent Observer
12
CIGR representative - Mr. Herbert H. Van Lier   Permanent Observer
13
Prof. D. Wrachien  Italy Permanent Observer
14
ICRISAT representative   Permanent Observer

 

International Workshop on Environmental Consequences of Irrigation with Poor Quality Waters, 12 September, 2006, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

Proceedings of International Conference on Drought Mitigation and Prevention of Land Desertification, Bled, Slovenia, 21 - 25 April 2002

 

More Crop Per Drop

 

PRESENTATIONS ]

 

Document on "Water saving practices in rice paddy cultivation (State-of-art report on irrigation systems in Japan) [PDF format 600KB]

 

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WG-CROP Website

 

  • WG on Crops and Water Use (1986-1997)
  • Renamed as WG on Sustainable Use of Natural Resources for Crop Production (WG- CROP) (1997)
  • Renamed Working Group on Water and Crops (WG-CROP) in 2007 to 2019
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