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Research Project: 2017/2018 IMIS Regional Activities

Location: OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH ENGAGEMENT AND COOPERATION

Project Number: 0210-22310-006-01-G
Project Type: Grant

Start Date: Jun 13, 2017
End Date: Jun 12, 2020

Objective:
The objective of this cooperative research project is to develop technology and methodology for efficient use of water in agricultural systems suited to dry land climates, by applying Irrigation Management Information System (IMIS) techniques.

Approach:
The IMIS project will include Israeli, Palestinian, and Jordanian partners through continued implementation irrigation training and outreach to IMIS participant farmers. The project will continue to give the project partners the platform to share and analyze data, and study essential elements of irrigated agriculture which are pertinent to water conservation in the Middle East. The IMIS project includes an infrastructure and human capacity that requires regional cooperation and promotes regular interaction among the cooperating partners. The second component will plan, organize and implement a workshop that will provide Middle Eastern and North African participants the opportunity to conduct a gap analysis that will lead to research collaborations and technologies that can be transferred to partner countries to prevent, control, and eradicate emerging diseases with epizootic and/or zoonotic potential in participating countries. The IMIS project and the animal health workshop, will reinforce DOS/NEA goals by promoting regional cooperation addressing regional priority areas, such as water conservation and emerging animal diseases in the Middle East.