Drip irrigation scheme

As a strategy for climate change adaptation, conversion from flood irrigation to drip irrigation can provide opportunities to improve both the farm-level net returns and the public net benefits of conserving limited water resources. This intervention saves water and fertilizer by allowing water to drip slowly to the roots of plants, either onto the soil surface or directly onto the root zone. Potential farm-level benefits include reductions in water deliveries and labor costs, higher crop yields, and a broader range of production opportunities in regions where water supplies are particularly limited. Potential public benefits include higher farm-level net returns and higher net values generated by agriculture and in water being made available for other uses.

Climate Related Risk

Increased variability of crop yields, Reduction in crop yields, Changes in precipitation, Changes in temperature, Warming temperature trend, Change in water quantity, Drought, Drying trend

Form of Option

Behavioural, Technological

Country of Origin

Morroco, United Kingdom



The option has been identified and implemented with no indication that it will continue beyond the context of the project.

Institution / Legal Reach

Change in economic instruments (e.g. subsidies, taxes), Change in norms or ways of doing things