Towards sustainable and improved water productivity in the old lands of the Nile Delta

Published Date
December 31, 2011
Type
Book Chapter
Towards sustainable and improved water productivity in the old lands of the Nile Delta
Authors:
S. A. Abo-El-Enein
Mohamed Sherif, Mohammed Karrou, Theib Oweis, Bogachan Benli, Hamid Farahani

Almakatei village, located on Alatf canal, was selected purposely to represent the community. Its agricultural land is located across three main districts in Menoufia Governorate – Al Bagour, Shebin Al Koum and Quesna. This was considered as one of the main advantages of selecting this site. El-Menira tertiary on Alatf canal was selected as the site for the study of the pipeline group. It is about 870 m long and it serves an area of about 40 ha. El-Hamra tertiary was selected for the study of the open canal group and serves an area of 30 ha.
The climate of the selected site is typical of the Nile delta, it is quite cold and dry in winter with very little rain and it is very humid, dry, and hot in summer. The khammaseen sand storms are common in March and April.

Citation:
S. A. Abo-El-Enein, Mohamed Sherif, Mohammed Karrou, Theib Oweis, Bogachan Benli, Hamid Farahani. (31/12/2011). Towards sustainable and improved water productivity in the old lands of the Nile Delta, in "Improving water and land productivities in irrigated systems. Community-Based Optimization of the Management of Scarce Water Resources in Agriculture in CWANA. Report no. 10". Aleppo, Syria: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
Keywords:
weeds control
crop varieties
socioeconomics
benchmark sites
crop profitability
water
supply
drought
land use
pest control
farming systems
water harvesting
water management
cropping patterns
land productivity
impact assessment
water use efficiency