The Impact of Landfill on the Revival of Ancient Oases in  Southern Tunisia

Nissaf Karbout*(1) Donia Gandoubi(2) Nathem Brahim(3) Mohammed Mousa(4) and Habib Bosnina(4)

(1). National Institute of Agricultural Sciences. Tunisia.
(2). Arid Area Institute. Tunisia.
(3). Faculty of Science, Tunisia.
(4). Development and Environment Center, Burn University. Tunisia.

(*Corresponding author: Dr. Nissaf Karbout. E-Mail:

Received: 30/05/2018                       Accepted: 06/09/2018


A field experiment was carried out according to complete randomize block design (R.C.B.D) with three replicates during three years 2014, 2015 and 2016 in Nafzaoua region in southern Tunisia, to study the impact of soil reclamation processes on soil and the production of Daklat El Nour. The results showed a decrease in the salinity ratio throughout the years of the experiment. In contrast, the palm tree had several important morphological changes, and the production increased up to 70%.
Keywords: Oasis, Southern Tunisia, Landfill.

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