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Menemen Soil & Water Resources Research Institute

 Contact data
StreetMaltepe Yolu Menemen 
ZIP, City, State 35660 - Izmir / Turkey (Other) 
Phone+90 232 8321086 
Fax+90 232 8321957 
 Contact person

YILDIRIM KAYAM (Deputy director)
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 Activities in Research and Development

 RTD sectors:
» Water treatment     
» Waste management     
» Agriculture     
» Farming     
» Other Food/Agriculture topics     
» Meteorology     
» Socioeconomic sciences     

 Area of expertise (keywords)
» Catchment management
» Agricultural Water Management
» Soil science and fertility
» Agricultural Economics
» Land use
» GIS and RS in Agriculture
» Irrigation technologies
» Soil conservation
» Drought
» Climate change
» Agro-meteorology
» Agro-hydrology
 RTD Experiences

 RTD focus of organization
The Institute has focused on researches of effective and sustainable management of Soil and Water Resources in western Turkey.

 Description of RTD activities
The RTD activities are branched out in four main scientific departments. Those are; (1) Catchment management with hydrology, agro-meteorology and soil/water conservation; (2) Water Management with irrigation methods, efficiency and system performance, drainage, constructed wetlands for waste water treatment, crop water needs, water balance and ET, Drought management and monitoring, climate change effects on agriculture etc. (3) Soil Management with soil fertility, soil microbiology, land use, Organic farming, agro-ecological zonning, (4) Investment Management with agricultural machinary and equipments, and economics and database.

 Experiences in international Programmes
The Institute (MSWRRI) has got some experinces in international research programmes and/or institutions such as: water management in basin context project with IWMI (1997-1999); Joint Research Project with Israeli meteorology services on effects of agrotechnology, climate, soils and socio-economics on crop yields in western Turkey (2001-2005); ClimagriMED project with Italian Agriculture ministry division (UCEA) and FAO to find out effects of climate on agriculture and agricultural water use for mediterranean region (2005); PLEIADeS project which supported by EU 6.FP to use the ICT on irrigation (as a subcontracting Institute)(2006-2009); and bilateral project with Greece University of Athens on desertification (2008-2010).

 Organisation is/was involved in projects funded by the following RTD programmes
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EU Framework Programme (FP)
National RTD Programmes

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2009-10-09 / 2010-02-09