Journal Algérien des Régions Arides
Volume 16, Numéro 1, Pages 75-84

Irrigation Performance Assessment Of The Date Palm Production System In Biskra Region, Algeria

Authors : Saadi Hacina . Debabeche Kaouther . Traore Farid .


Knowing the water needs of the date palm is essential, not only for its optimal production, but also for the management of water resources. This study aims to evaluate the irrigation performance of the date palm production system in the region of Biskra, Algeria. Date palm water requirements were estimated using CROPWAT software and data. The results obtained show that in the study area, the water requirement estimated at 1,672 mm/year. During the 2014/2015 season. Considering the efficiency of irrigation, water losses of up to 6,150 Mm3/ha in the same season could be avoided. The water productivity is about 0.40 kg/m3, for a yield of 70%. With the current scarcity of water resources, research should focus on the use of modern irrigation systems in agriculture to significantly improve water productivity and, more generally, the living conditions of farmers.


crop water requirement ; CROPWAT ; water use efficiency ; water productivity ; Biskra