The Irrigation Management Information System (IMIS) project is funded by the U.S. Department of State, and developed/managed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service-Office of International Research Programs (USDA-ARS-OIRP), as part of the Middle East Peace Initiative. IMIS is a cooperative regional project bringing together participants from Israel, Jordan, Palestinian Authority, and the United States.
The objectives IMIS
Improve water management in the Middle East by developing a regional database system for dissemination of agro-meteorological information, providing data for scheduling irrigation and other crop management decisions to increase irrigation efficiency in the region.
Install automated weather stations, and lysimeters to develop and improve water management models and irrigation scheduling practices at both the field and watershed scale in the Middle East and the United States.
Apply irrigation scheduling methodology in farmerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s fields; and through interaction with farmers, farm advisors and extension personnel, promote the implementation of the IMIS system to ensure wide acceptance and sustainability.