Analysis of agricultural production in Syria from a virtual water flow perspective

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T1 - Analysis of agricultural production in Syria from a virtual water flow perspective

AU - Mourad, Khaldoon A.

AU - Berndtsson, Ronny

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - Abstract in Undetermined In this paper, the agricultural status in Syria regarding virtual water flow is presented. Crop patterns, area, yield, and water consumption in agriculture are discussed. The historical change in crop pattern and the cultivated land is analyzed. The embedded water in different crops and the virtual water flow due to agriculture products were estimated. It was found that the annual imported and exported virtual water from agricultural products are about 14580 and 1790 Million Cubic Meters (MCM), respectively. The economic analysis shows that citrus, tomatoes, and potatoes have high values of gross profit to water use ratio GP/WU, while sugar beet and cotton have low values.

AB - Abstract in Undetermined In this paper, the agricultural status in Syria regarding virtual water flow is presented. Crop patterns, area, yield, and water consumption in agriculture are discussed. The historical change in crop pattern and the cultivated land is analyzed. The embedded water in different crops and the virtual water flow due to agriculture products were estimated. It was found that the annual imported and exported virtual water from agricultural products are about 14580 and 1790 Million Cubic Meters (MCM), respectively. The economic analysis shows that citrus, tomatoes, and potatoes have high values of gross profit to water use ratio GP/WU, while sugar beet and cotton have low values.

KW - Crop Patterns

KW - Gross Profit

KW - Embedded Water

KW - Cultivated Land

M3 - Article

VL - 1

SP - 60

EP - 66

JO - Journal of Agricultural Science and Applications

T2 - Journal of Agricultural Science and Applications

JF - Journal of Agricultural Science and Applications

SN - 2227-6475

IS - 3

ER -