In Tunisia, a new technology is changing the way farming is done.
An innovative irrigation system known as Buried Bellachheb Diffuser is creating a paradigm shift in critical agricultural thinking.
The system, being used by a good number of the country’s farmers is ensuring they increase their yields.
Developed by the Tunisian laboratory, CHATECH, it takes the concept of irrigation to heights previously never explored.
It is based on two new approaches: early injection and irrigation and water storage in underground layers of tree farms.
The device matches all types of irrigation, either in equatorial areas with high rainfall or in the Sahelian or temperate areas where rainfall is less important, product handlers say.
“The buried diffuser can be used for irrigation of fruit and forest trees and shrubs as well as for vegetable crops and ornamental plants placed in pots, containers, pots and pans,” officials say.
The main advantage of the technology resides in its ability to facilitate better management of water resources in a context where water sources are scarce.
The buried diffuser has already been accepted by various international institutions such as UNESCO, the World Bank, ALECSO and several professional working groups in agriculture.