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dc.contributorBen-Salah, Mohameden_US
dc.contributorFrija, Aymenen_US
dc.contributorAw-Hassan, Aden A.en_US
dc.contributorAl Wahaibi, Hamdan Salemen_US
dc.contributorAl Raisi, Youssefen_US
dc.contributorDewidar, A. Z.en_US
dc.contributorAl Fuhaid, Yousefen_US
dc.contributorNejatian, Arashen_US
dc.contributorNiane, Abdoul Azizen_US
dc.creatorDhehibi, Boubakeren_US
dc.identifier.citationBoubaker Dhehibi, Mohamed Ben-Salah, Aymen Frija, Aden A. Aw-Hassan, Hamdan Salem Al Wahaibi, Youssef Al Raisi, A. Z. Dewidar, Yousef Al Fuhaid, Arash Nejatian, Abdoul Aziz Niane. (30/12/2020). Economic and Environmental Evaluation of Different Irrigation Systems for Date Palm Production in the GCC Countries: The case of Oman and Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study evaluates the irrigation water volumes' effect on the date palm productivity and water use efficiency under several conventional and improved irrigation systems (surface, subsurface, bubbler, subsurface drip irrigation). The study is focusing on Oman and Saudi Arabia. Data on the water requirement, temperature, and evapotranspiration has been collected from the experimental study conducted at Al Kamil and Al Wafi Agricultural Research Station, Oman, and Farm Al Briga – research station, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The socioeconomics data used was collected from several national and international sources. The partial budgeting method is used for economic comparison between different irrigation systems. In Oman, the performance of bubbler irrigation systems (BI) and subsurface drip irrigation systems (SDI) was studied in terms of water use efficiency, economic performance, and yield of date palms (Cv. Khalas). Three intervention levels on SDI have been used: at the rate of 60%, 40%, and 20% of water requirement. This experimental study showed that SDI under the three intervention uses water more efficiently than the BI system. The WUE of the SDI 20%, 40%, and 60% of water requirements were 2.0, 2.7, and 4.7 kg/m3, respectively. Meanwhile, the BI water use efficiency was 1.3 kg/m3. Economic findings confirmed using the SDI method versus the BI method increased the cost of establishment but is economical in the long term. Therefore, measures can be taken to reduce the cost of equipment by promoting the production and supply of low-cost SDI systems. In KSA, surface drip (SD) irrigation and SDI performance were evaluated in terms of water use efficiency, economic viability, and date palms yield (Cv. Khalas). The results showed that SDI was more efficient in comparison to the DI technology. The SDI could save about 27% of irrigation water compared to SD. The results also confirmed that the SDI system produced the same date palm yield while saving the irrigation water. Findings indicate that the SDI compared to the DI could save between 125 $/ha and 205 $/ha. This result suggests water economic profitability by using the SDI system in date palm farming. These findings indicate a significant difference in net profit. Overall, the adoption of modern irrigation techniques such as drip and subsurface drip irrigation is essential today for this very arid region. This is mainly to increase WUE and Yield. In a short time, the capital cost associated with installing such a system limits adopting this technology. Thus, to accelerate the adoption process of these technologies, it is imperative to create favorable conditions so that more farmers can benefit from such technologies' benefits. The creation of strong networking among different institutions related to applying this modern irrigation technology and public and private financial institutions and support services could be an example of mechanisms to enhance adoption.en_US
dc.publisherWater sciences and technology association (WSTA)en_US
dc.subjecteconomic evaluationen_US
dc.subjectdate palmen_US
dc.subjectirrigation systemen_US
dc.titleEconomic and Environmental Evaluation of Different Irrigation Systems for Date Palm Production in the GCC Countries: The case of Oman and Saudi Arabiaen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
cg.creator.idDhehibi, Boubaker: 0000-0003-3854-6669en_US
cg.creator.idBen-Salah, Mohamed: 0000-0003-1706-7351en_US
cg.creator.idFrija, Aymen: 0000-0001-8379-9054en_US
cg.creator.idAw-Hassan, Aden A.: 0000-0002-9236-4949en_US
cg.creator.idNejatian, Arash: 0000-0002-6602-1408en_US
cg.creator.idNiane, Abdoul Aziz: 0000-0003-0873-4394en_US
cg.subject.agrovocgoal 1 no povertyen_US
cg.subject.agrovocgoal 13 climate actionen_US
cg.subject.agrovocgoal 15 life on landen_US
cg.subject.agrovocgoal 12 responsible production and consumptionen_US
cg.subject.agrovocgoal 8 decent work and economic growthen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerArid Regions Institute - IRAen_US
cg.contributor.centerMinistry of Climate Change and Environment (Ministry of Environment and Water) - MoCC&E (MoEW)en_US
cg.contributor.centerMinistry of Environment, Water and Agriculture - MoEWAen_US
cg.contributor.centerMinistry of Municipality and Environment - MoMEen_US
cg.contributor.centerMinistry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Directorate General of Agriculture and Livestock Research - Oman - MAF - DGALRen_US
cg.contributor.centerKing Faisal University, Date Palm Research Center of Excellence - KFU- DPRCen_US
cg.contributor.centerPublic Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources - PAAFRen_US
cg.contributor.centerMinistry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning - Kingdom of Bahrainen_US
cg.contributor.centerMinistry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Directorate General of Agriculture and Livestock Research, Date Palm Research Center - MAF - DGALR - Date palmen_US
cg.contributor.funderThe cooperation council for the arab states of the gulf (Gulf Cooperation Council) - GCCen_US
cg.contributor.projectتطوير نظم انتاج مستدامة لنخيل التمر في دول الخليج العربي Development of Sustainable Systems for Date Palm in the Countries of the GCC 2018-2022;en_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionWestern Asiaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US
cg.subject.sdgSDG 1 - No povertyen_US
cg.subject.sdgSDG 8 - Decent work and economic growthen_US
cg.subject.sdgSDG 12 - Responsible consumption and productionen_US
cg.subject.sdgSDG 13 - Climate actionen_US
cg.subject.sdgSDG 15 - Life on landen_US

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