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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE   FALL 2009 , Volume 3 , Number 2; Page(s) 123 To 136.
 
Paper: 

WATER-ENERGY PRODUCTIVITY AT SUGAR BEET CULTIVATION (CASE STUDY: KHORASAN RAZAVI PROVINCE)

 
 
Author(s):  ALIZADEH A., KHALILI N.*
 
* FERDOWSI UNIVERSITY OF MASHHAD
 
Abstract: 
Water and energy resources are too limited relative to the highly increasing demand of them. These limitations will be even increased considering the growth of world population. Therefore, more water and energy consumption will be used for higher amount of agricultural productions. Moreover, regarding to the virtual water trade as an approach to compensate water shortage problem, crop production with high amount of water and energy requirements in arid regions may not a rational strategy. Sugar beet, a highly water consumer crop, is one of the most important agricultural crop in Khorasan Razavi province of Iran. According to our estimation in this paper, average consumption of water, fuel, and electrical energy for production of one kilogram of sugar by the surface irrigation method is 5.0 m3, 2.3 lit, and 4.8 KW-hr and in under pressure method is 45m3, 2.6 lit, 5.5 KW-hr, respectively. In this paper, it has been also proved that considering the amount of water consumption for producing of one kilogram of sugar, importing sugar from other exporting countries of sugar in the world, will be more efficient than producing sugar in Iran and it will lead us to save more resources both in Iran (665-750 millions m3) and over the world (372 - 456 millions m3).In addition, it has been shown that if we compare the net cost of required water and energy for producing sugar in Iran with world market prices of sugar, importing sugar will be more economically beneficial. The results shows that considering virtual water concept in national management strategy could end up with a stable development and promising future and also could provide solutions for water shortage in our country in which food, water and energy will be most challenging future problems. It should be considered that, in this paper, only water and energy have been considered and other aspects like job opportunities, industrial problems and other social aspects have not been considered.
Therefore, considering virtual water trade with comprehensive researches may playa key role in sustainable developing.
 
Keyword(s): ENERGY, KHORASAN RAZAVI, SUGAR, SUGARBEET, VIRTUAL WATER, WATER PRODUCTIVITY
 
 
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APA: Copy

ALIZADEH, A., & KHALILI, N. (2009). WATER-ENERGY PRODUCTIVITY AT SUGAR BEET CULTIVATION (CASE STUDY: KHORASAN RAZAVI PROVINCE). IRANIAN JOURNAL OF IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE, 3(2), 123-136. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=274528



Vancouver: Copy

ALIZADEH A., KHALILI N.. WATER-ENERGY PRODUCTIVITY AT SUGAR BEET CULTIVATION (CASE STUDY: KHORASAN RAZAVI PROVINCE). IRANIAN JOURNAL OF IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE. 2009 [cited 2021July26];3(2):123-136. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=274528



IEEE: Copy

ALIZADEH, A., KHALILI, N., 2009. WATER-ENERGY PRODUCTIVITY AT SUGAR BEET CULTIVATION (CASE STUDY: KHORASAN RAZAVI PROVINCE). IRANIAN JOURNAL OF IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE, [online] 3(2), pp.123-136. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=274528.



 
 
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