Greening deserts…to confront “global warming”
Work must be done on plant diversification and the application of the “intercropping” method.
It is required to increase the pumping of treated water quadruplely to the Kuwaiti farms
Focusing in fields and reserves on the cultivation of fruits and leaves
The success of agricultural work depends a lot on good packaging and presentation
For the success of intercropping, it is advisable to plant the palm 8 meters away from its sister
The ideal solution to confront the problem of global warming is to work on intensifying greening and afforestation in the desert areas of Kuwait, as well as afforestation in residential areas… This was confirmed by the well-known farmer and businessman Nasrallah Behbehani to Al-Rai, who said, “The dilemma facing all The countries of the world, including Kuwait, are represented in global warming, and there is no way to overcome this problem except by intensifying the cultivation of trees, shrubs, palms, sidr and others, in the streets of our country in general and in our farms in particular, and the most creative solution to the problem is to transform deserts into green areas that absorb carbon dioxide from the air. ».
Behbehani called for the necessity of applying scientific studies to confront the problem that calls for the need to increase green spaces in the country’s desert areas, by planting fast-growing trees that can withstand the extreme climatic conditions of the desert, such as drought and temperature variations between night and day, and irrigating them with treated seawater from seawater desalination units. through a network of giant channels.
He added, “Another problem facing farmers in Kuwait is the provision of cheap irrigation water, and this problem can be addressed by increasing the pumping of treated water to Kuwait’s farms, and by drawing fresh water through giant marine tankers from countries rich in natural (fresh) water to large tanks in all regions.” Kuwait, the first of which is Al-Wafra and Al-Abdali.
He explained that he adopts plant diversification in the fields of his farm and modern agricultural houses (protected houses), calling for the necessity of applying intercropping among hundreds of fruitful palm trees, pointing out that desert trees and shrubs suitable for the Kuwaiti environment are planted in the streets of his farm and its intersections in Wafra.
In turn, the supervisor of the Behbehani farm, Engineer Hussein Qabazard, confirmed that there is great interest in the farm in intercropping in summer and winter, indicating that he focuses in the fields and agricultural houses on the cultivation of many fruits and leaves, especially Asian and European, to provide fresh for these two large communities in Kuwait. .
Qabazard explained that the success of agricultural work depends a lot on good packaging and presentation, in the prestigious model marketing centers, where fresh fruits are sold by the package, grain and light weight, not by the box and the heavy weight, so many people consume about half of the box and throw the other half, recommending that the typical family buy from The central vegetable and fruit markets come with a package, a pill, or a light weight, suitable for the number of family members, and not with a large box and a heavy weight, because the fruits are available daily in the local markets, and it is better for the family to eat them according to their need, fresh and fresh, without any increase or decrease, in order to save expenses for safe food. Hygienically, the fruits should be washed with water and a solution that removes pesticide residues used for the prevention and treatment of pests and epidemic diseases, before eating and cooking them.
He said, “In order for us to succeed in intercropping, especially among fruitful palms, it is advisable to plant the palm about 8 meters away from its sister, and to irrigate the plants planted between them – each according to his time or appointment – by drip using four-way treated water or fresh water.”
Make the most of waste water
The supervisor of Behbehani farm, Engineer Hussein Qabazard, said, “The maximum use of sewage water in productive and ornamental agriculture is better than throwing it into the sea, as it pollutes it and kills some of its fish.”
He added: As for the provision of fresh water, whether through denial from its main stations or through desalination plants, it is costly for the state and farms alike, not to mention the damages resulting from the expansion of fresh water extraction from desalination machines, and of course the water of our Sulaibiya artesian wells (salty) is not suitable for growing leaves and fruits. Absolutely, and they are not suitable for carton cooling, and if we drill the (sparking) wells to deep levels in the ground, they prevent us, and they have a right… Then the best way, as I see it, is to bring fresh water from rich countries to our countries and agricultural areas, and the rest of the talk.
Organization of work in “protected areas”
Upon Al-Rai’s visit to Behbehani farm, it was noted the organization of work in the air-conditioned agricultural reserves, as well as the agricultural and botanical diversity therein. Cowpeas, beans, peppers of both hot and cold types, cucumbers, tomatoes, red chard and eggplant in three colors, white and black large, and violet (coloured) small, and even The radish is in its red round and elongated white colour, and they are all planted in order and arrangement in their agricultural homes with air fans and airtight cooling. In the fields and between the fruitful palms, there are fresh green, with green leaves, corn, okra and other vegetables, as well as the cultivation of plants that sheep and livestock feed on. .
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