Short course on Aqua crop application


The Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Engineering (SWEED) is keen to support the resurgent interest in irrigated agriculture and is, therefore, offering a short course on AquaCrop model. The model is a crop growth model developed by FAO’s Land and Water Division to address food security and assess the effect of the environment and management on crop production. AquaCropis intended mainly for practitioners working for extension services, governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations or farmer associations. The model is also useful to scientists as a training and education tool on the role of water in determining crop productivity. More about the model can be found. More about the model can be found here.

AquaCrop Training

The course will provide participants with a basic understanding, practical skills and appreciation of the AquaCrop as a decision-making tool. The five days training program shall begin on 12thAugust 2019 and end on 16thAugust 2019 at the Department in Main Campus – Juja. The interested candidates can downloadbrochure from HERE. 


The Department also offers the following short courses and the date of commencement with be announced in due course.

  • GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment
  • Wastewater Management
  • Computer Modelling and Simulation
  • Rainwater Harvesting and Storage Technologies
  • Design of Irrigation Systems
  • Agricultural Water Management
  • Integrated Water and Resources Management 

The Department is also ready to collaborate with government institutions, parastatals and companies to train their staffs to meet training gaps. However, this is subject to meeting the required minimum number of attendees.

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