Introduction to Water Management Course| CABI  Academy

Useful Programs Introduction to Water Management Course| CABI Academy

Time: 5-6 hours

This course teaches the fundamental principles involved in promoting an efficient use of water in both rainfed and irrigated agriculture. Participants will benefit from theoretical information about making the best use of available water, while also gaining practical information about plot-scale practices that serve to enhance soil water retention, increase the capture of rainwater, and maximize irrigation efficiency.

I. What you will learn about: 

  • Recognise that water is limited, and its use can be optimised in both rainfed and irrigated plots
  • Explain how much water moves through the soil and crops
  • Describe how much water plants require
  • Make changes to soil and plot to promote water retention
  • Diagnose common plant issues related to water management
  • Innovate on context-specific practices based on the principles learned

II. Who the course is for?

  • This course is designed for people who work in agro-services and who give advice to farmers, such as extension workers and agro-input dealers.
  • Farmers may also find it useful.
  • Agricultural students may find the course complementary to their studies.




V. Getting started on the CABI Academy

  •   Create a CABI Academy account
  • Login to your account
  • Navigate directly to the Introduction to Bioprotection Products course. You will be able to access all the modules.
  • For help on how to use CABI Academy, contact [email protected]


  • Accessible: Access the materials online or download via CABI platform’s mobile app for use offline
  • Flexible: Use the materials for step-by-step self-study or for “dipping in” to support a specific teaching or learning need
  • Certification: Successful completion of a certification assessment brings a CABI Academy certificate


Students can gain CABI Academy certificates in three levels.

  • Foundation: For those new to the subject area and working under supervision
  • Practitioner: For those with some experience in the subject area, who wish to demonstrate they are able to work with minimal supervision
  • Advanced: For those with experience in the subject area and want to demonstrate their ability to take a lead


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