Economic Analytical Study of Agricultural Wastes in Latakia and Tartous Governorates

Adelina Sbh(1)*, Ghassan Kalil yacoub(1) and Mahmoud Mostafa Alio(1)

(1). Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, Tishreen University, Lattakia, Syria.

(*Corrsponding author: Adelina Sbh . E-Mail:

Received: 21/10/2019                                Accepted: 14/02/2020


This research was conducted in the Latakia and Tartous provinces, through a simple random sample consisting of 383 farmers, first to estimate the quantity and value of plant wastes in Syrian coast, and second to present modern methods to benefit from them, relying on preliminary data collected through field visits for growers of grasses, legumes, fruit trees and vegetables during the year 2017-2018, and then to analyze the data using the analytical and descriptive methods. The results of the research showed that most of the resulting agricultural wastes are not optimally used, but are thrown and accumulated, which causes wastage of large amounts of them, the environmental pollution, Results showed that, the average investment ratio of legume, vegetables, grasses, and fruit trees was 77%, 80%, 55% and 43% consensually. Also, it became clear that maximizing the use of untapped plant wastes in Syrian coast would produce quantities of biogas and organic fertilizer estimated at 162.1 million cubic meters and 1108.62 thousand tons, respectively, and the amount of biogas is rewards 97247 thousand liters of diesel. Which indicates the need to draw the attention of farmers to the economic importance of plant residues, especially when used in order to produce biogas and the resulting organic fertilizer, and the need to sensitize them about the risks of wrong disposal of plant wastes on human and the environment.
Key wards: Plant waste, Biogas, Organic Fertilizer, Diesel.

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