Sustainable Rehabilitation Measures for Degraded Lands in Kuwait

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Modi M. Ahmed, et. al.


Located in the northeastern part of the Arabian Peninsula, Kuwait is experiencing hyper-arid environmental conditions in the desert. Due to inadequate arable land, a lack of water supplies and a high rate of land degradation, Kuwait has faced several challenges in the sustainable growth of the agricultural sector. The effective use of the available water and soil resources must therefore be stressed in a sustainable way in order to rehabilitate the degraded land using proper restoration techniques. Different vital control measures attributed for planning experiment in the rehabilitation of degraded playas in quarries refilled in the Liyah area depending on water harvesting, organic mulching (e.g., using date palms) methods such as semi-circular bunds, checker board palm leaves, square micro catchment, deep pit system, protection of the annual community, and plantation on sand accumulation body. This study concentrated on the concept of sustainable rehabilitation of the soil through using simple techniques that are environmentally sound, economically feasible, maintain water resources and improve the quality of the soil, which in turn increases the vegetation cover  

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