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Software Tools: Aquacrop practical exercise and solution 
 
 A new Aquacrop practical exercise is now available on the FAO-Water website. The exercise tests users on their abiility to create climate files using the Aquacrop software. A step-by-step solution is also provided. Aquacrop is the FAO crop-model to simulate yield response to water of several herbaceous crops. 
>Download Aquacrop practical exercise

 >Download solution to practical exercise
 
Publication : Enduring Farms: climate change, smallholders and traditional farming communities 
 
Farmers living in harsh environments in the regions of Africa, Asia and Latin America, in continuous coping with extreme weather events and climatic variability, have developed and/or inherited complex farming systems that have the potential to bring solutions to many uncertainties facing humanity in an era of climate change.  
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Software Updates: Aquacrop version 3.1 now available 
  The latest version of Aquacrop is now available for download on the FAO-Water website. Aquacrop is the FAO crop-model to simulate yield response to water of several herbaceous crops. Also featured is a new section on a series of Worldwide Aquacrop Workshops: “Capacity Development for Farm Management Strategies to Improve Crop-Water Productivity using AquaCrop” 
Visit Aquacrop site

Download Aquacrop v 3.1
 
 
Working paper: : The Rural Water Livelihoods Index 

The Rural Water Livelihoods Index (RWLI) attempts to assess some of the more fundamental, water-related components which influence rural livelihoods, and which can support rural poverty reduction. In this way it can help decision makers target investments more effectively, ensuring funds get allocated to where there is most need.  
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Nicoletta Forlano (Ms)
Communication & Information Manager
UN-Water Communication Advisor
Land & Water Division - NRL / B718Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsViale Terme di Caracalla - ROME - ITALYph. +39 06 570 54068nicoletta.forlano@fao.org

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Contact information Nicoletta Forlano (Ms), Communication & Information Manager UN-Water Communication Advisor; Land & Water Division - NRL / B718Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Viale Terme di Caracalla - ROME - ITALY (email: nicoletta.forlano@fao.org)
Phone: +39 06 570 54068
News type Inbrief
File link http://www.fao.org/nr/water/
Source of information FAO
Subject(s) AGRICULTURE , HYDRAULICS - HYDROLOGY , INFORMATION - COMPUTER SCIENCES , METHTODOLOGY - STATISTICS - DECISION AID , POLICY-WATER POLICY AND WATER MANAGEMENT , RISKS AND CLIMATOLOGY , WATER DEMAND
Relation http://www.semide.net/topics/agriculture
Geographical coverage International
News date 05/03/2010
Working language(s) ENGLISH
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