CROPWAT is a decision support tool developed by the Land and Water Development Division of FAO.
CROPWAT 8.0 for Windows is a computer program for the calculation of crop water requirements and irrigation requirements based on soil, climate and crop data. In addition, the program allows the development of irrigation schedules for different management conditions and the calculation of scheme water supply for varying crop patterns. CROPWAT 8.0 can also be used to evaluate farmers’ irrigation practices and to estimate crop performance under both rainfed and irrigated conditions.
Although CROPWAT software is written for Windows ,It can be installed on Linux platforms using Wine 1.7.20
The procedure is as follows
Install Wine 1.7.20
Adding the WineHQ PPA Repository:
Open the terminal
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
Then update APT package information by running ‘sudo apt-get update‘. You can now install Wine by typing ‘sudo apt-get install wine1.7‘.
Open the Software Manager
find winetricks and install it .
Then >Select a default wineprefix>Install a Windows DLL component>mfc40
Then press OK
Install CROPWAT 8.0
Download CROPWAT from HERE
Open “Uninstall Wine Software” and install the downloaded software