Andre Daccache, Ph.D

Andre Daccache UC Davis Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Position Title
Associate Professor

  • Biological and Agricultural Engineering
3052 Bainer Hall


My research focuses on precision irrigation, remote sensing, crop and soil spatial variability, hydraulics of pipe line systems, crop modeling, water resources management, irrigation engineering, and climate change impact analysis.

Selected Publications

González Perea R., Daccache A., Rodríguez Díaz J. A., Camacho Poyato E. and Knox J. W. (2017). Precision Agriculture Modelling impacts of precision irrigation on crop yield and in-field water management.

Haro-monteagudo, D., Daccache, A., & Knox, J. (2017). Exploring the utility of drought indicators to assess climate risks to agricultural productivity in a humid climate. Hydrology Research, 1–13.

Morris, J., Else, M. A., El Chami, D., Daccache, A., Rey, D., & Knox, J. W. (2017). Essential irrigation and the economics of strawberries in a temperate climate. Agricultural Water Management, 194, 90–99.

Knox, J.W., Daccache, A, Hess, T.M., and Haro, D. (2016). Meta-analysis of climate impacts and uncertainty on crop yields in Europe. Environmental Research Letters .Vol 11 number 11.

Fouial A., Khadra R., Daccache A., Lamaddalena N. (2016). Modeling the impact of climate change on pressurized irrigation distribution systems: use of a new tool for adaptation strategy implementation. Biosystems Engineering 150 pp182-190.

Hess, T.M., Sumberg, J., Biggs, T., Georgescu, M., Haro-Monteagudo, D., Jewitt, G., Ozdogan M., Marshall M., Thenkabail P., Daccache A., Marin F., Knox J.W. (2016). A sweet deal? Sugarcane, water and agricultural transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa. Global Environmental Change 39, 181–194.

Rey D., Holman I.P., Daccache A., Morris J., Weatherhead E.K. and Knox J. W. (2016). Modelling and mapping the economic value of supplemental irrigation in a humid climate. Agricultural Water management. Volume 173:13–22.

Hess T.M., Chatterton J., Daccache A. (2016).The impact of changing food choices on the blue water scarcity footprint and greenhouse gas emissions of the British diet: The example of potato, pasta and rice. Journal of Cleaner Production. 112 pp 4558-4568

Daccache A., D’Agostino D., Lamaddalena N. and El Chami D. (2016). A decision tool for sustainable agricultural policies: The case of water saving scenarios for Apulia Region (Southern Italy). Water Policy 18: 126–142

Mereu S., Sušnik J, Trabucco , Daccache A., Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia V,  Renoldi S., Virdis   A., Savić D., Assimacopoulos D. (2016). Operational resilience of reservoirs to climate change, agricultural demand, and tourism: a case study from Sardinia. Science of the Total Environment. Volume 543, Part B, , Pages 1028–1038

Perez-Ortola M., Daccache, A. And Knox J.W. (2016). Simulating Modelling irrigation and fertilizer use for chlorophyll production. Japanese Society of Grassland Science Volume 62, Issue 2 pp. 102–111

Hess T.M., Daccache A., Daneshkhah A., KnoxW. (2016). Scale impacts on spatial variability in reference evapotranspiration. Hydrological Sciences Journal. Pages 601-609

El Chami D. and Daccache A. (2015). Assessing sustainability of winter wheat production under climate change scenarios in a humid climate – An integrated modelling framework. Agricultural Systems, 140 19 – 25.

Weatherhead E.K., Knox J.W., Hess T.M., Daccache A. (2015). Exploring irrigation futures: Developments in demand forecasting. Outlook on Agriculture. Volume 44, Number 2, pp. 119-126(8)

Watts G., Battarbee R.W., Bloomfield J.P., Crossman J., Daccache A., Durance I., Elliott J.A., Garner G., Hannaford J., Hannah D.M., Hess T., Jackson C.R., Kay A.L., Kernan M., Knox J., Mackay J., Monteith D.T., Ormerod S.J., Rance J., Stuart M.E., Wade A.J., Wade S.D., Weatherhead K., Whitehead P.G. and Wilby R.L. (2015). Climate change and water in the UK – past changes and future prospects. Progress in Physical Geography, Vol. 39(1) 6–28

El-Chami, D., Knox, J.W., Daccache, A., Weatherhead, E.K.(2015). The economics of irrigating wheat in a humid climate – A study in the East of England. Agricultural systems 133: 97-108

Perez-Ortola,M., Daccache, A. And Knox, J.W. (2015). Simulating impacts of irrigation heterogeneity on onion (Allium cepa L.) yield in a humid climate. Irrigation Science. 33:1-14

Daccache, A., Knox, J.W., Weatherhead, E.K., Daneshkhah, A., and Hess, T. (2015). Implementing precision irrigation in a humid climate – recent experiences and on-going challenges. Agricultural Water management. Volume 147 Pages 135–143

Hess, T.M., Lennard, A.T. and Daccache, A. (2015) Comparing local and global water scarcity information in determining the water scarcity footprint of potato cultivation in Great Britain. Journal of Cleaner Production. Vol18: 666-674

Daccache, A., Sataya, W. and Knox, J.W. (2015). Climate change impacts on rain-fed and irrigated rice yield in Malawi. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability. Volume 13, Issue 2, pages 87-103.

Daccache A., Ciurana J.S. , Rodriguez Diaz J.A. and Knox J.W (2014). Water and energy footprint of irrigated agriculture in the Mediterranean region. Environmental Research Letters Vol9: Issue 12: 4014

El-Naggar A., Lamaddalena N. and Daccache A. (2014). Can Energy saving be achieved by sectoring on-farm irrigation systems? Arab Water Council Journal, Vol. 5 n 2: 52-67

Mereu V., Trabucco A., Daccache A. and Spano D (2013). Assessing future land suitability of winter wheat crop. Proceedings of SISC first annual conference: Climate change and its implications on ecosystem and society, Lecce, 23-24/09/2013. pp. 773-790. ISBN: 978 – 88 – 97666 – 08 – 0.

Monaghan J., Daccache A., Vickers L., Hess T., Grove Iand Knox J. (2012). More ‘crop per drop’ – constraints and opportunities for precision irrigation in European agriculture. Journal of the science of food and agriculture. Volume 93, Issue 5: 977–980.

Knox, J.W., Hess, T.M., Daccache, A., and Wheeler, T. (2012). Climate change impacts on crop production in Africa and South Asia. Environmental Research Letters. Volume 7, Issue 3: 4032

Daccache, A., Lamaddalena, N., and Fratino, U. (2012). ”Closure to “Assessing Pressure Changes in an On-Demand Water Distribution System on Drip Irrigation Performance—Case Study in Italy”. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 138(8), 784–784.

Daccache A., Weatherhead E.K. Keay C., Jones B., Stalham M.A. and Knox J.W. (2012). Climate change and land suitability for potato production in a humid environment: impacts and adaptation. Journal for agricultural science. 150: 161–177.

Daccache A., Knox J.W., Weatherhead E.K., Stalham M.A. (2011). Impacts of climate change on irrigated potato production in England. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 151 (2011) 1641– 1653.

Knox J.W., Tyrrel S.F., Daccache A. and Weatherhead E.K. (2011). A geospatial approach to monitoring microbiological water quality risks associated with irrigation abstraction. Water and Environment Journal, 25: 282–289.

Daccache A., Weatherhead K and Lamaddalena N. (2010). Climate change and the performance of pressurized irrigation water distribution networks under Mediterranean conditions: impacts and adaptations. Outlook on Agriculture. Vol 39, No4, 277-284.

Daccache A. and Lamaddalena N. (2010). Climate change impacts on pressurized irrigation systems. Proceedings of the ICE – Engineering Sustainability, Volume 163, Issue 2, 97-105.

Daccache A., Lamaddalena N. And Fratino U. (2010). On-demand pressurized water distribution system impacts on sprinkler network design and performance. Irrigation science. 28:331-339.

Daccache A., Lamaddalena N. and Fratino U. (2010). Assessing pressure changes in an on-demand water distribution system on drip irrigation performance – a case study in Italy. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering. Vol. 136, No. 4, 261-270.

Morris J, Graves A, Daccache A., Hess T. and Knox J. (2010). Towards a framework for the economic assessment of drought risk – an ecosystems approach. Options méditerranéenees. Series A (95):139-148.

Lamaddalena N., Fratino U. And Daccache A., (2007). On-farm Sprinkler Irrigation Performance as affected by the Distribution System: Biosystems Engineering, 96(1), 99-109.

Karam F., Lahoud R., Masaad R., Daccache A., Mounzer O and Rouphael Y (2006).Water use and lint yield response of drip-irrigated cotton to the length of irrigation season: Agricultural water management, 85. 287-295.