Ines Gasmi

Ines Gasmi

PhD in Agricultural sciences
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Publications (28)
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Environmental degradation and hazards, water stress, population growth, and economic and social instability have become major concerns of governments and people in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean in the past few decades. In countries like Jordan and Lebanon, water supply has become insufficient for drinking, sanitation, agriculture and indus...
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Rainwater is extremely important for the arid regions of Tunisia for a better valorization of this water, the indigenous of these regions decided to build earthen cisterns (Majel and Fesquia) to collect rain water, to satisfy their needs and to have sufficient long-term water reserve in case of prolonged drought. Despite the difficulties faced to a...
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This chapter focuses on the study of the proportion between the different construction components of the jessour. The Tunisian southeast is marked by an arid Mediterranean climate, with a mean annual rainfall ranging between 100 and 200 mm. The current situation of water resources and their uses in the Tunisian southeast present some risks that are...
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Rainwater is extremely important for the arid regions of Tunisia for a better valorization of this water, the indigenous of these regions decided to build earthen cisterns (Majel and Fesquia) to collect rain water, to satisfy their needs and to have sufficient long-term water reserve in case of prolonged drought. Despite the difficulties faced to a...
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Rainwater is extremely important for the arid regions of Tunisia for a better valorization of this water, the indigenous of these regions decided to build earthen cisterns (Majel and Fesquia) to collect rain water, to satisfy their needs and to have sufficient long-term water reserve in case of prolonged drought. Despite the difficulties faced to a...
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Localised surface drip irrigation (DI) is used to irrigate pepper crop in a greenhouse with two irrigation treatments 100% (T1) and 50% (T2) of the plant needs. The DI system is compared with a new irrigation technique called buried diffuser (BD). Irrigation treatment, soil depth, soil electrical conductivity (EC) and pepper yield production were u...
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The sustainable management of irrigation water in arid regions poses a challenge in the face of water scarcity and climate change. This study was carried out on an arid area under greenhouse conditions. A modeling approach was used to analyze the effect of two irrigation techniques (drip irrigation and a new irrigation technique called buried diffu...
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Greenhouse-grown pepper (capsicum annuum) was used to investigate the effect of the buried diffuser (BD) (a newly irrigation technology on irrigation water efficiency), water distribution and yield. The treatments consisted of reducing irrigation amount to the half during four growing stages. Four irrigation strategies were applied; drip irrigation...
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Tunisia, located on the southern shore of the Mediterranean, remains an arid to semi-arid climate on the three quarters of its territory. It is characterized by limited and fragile natural resources, subjected to an intense exploitation. Water deficit is pronounced, especially in the arid and semi-arid zones. However, significant loss of farmland t...
Technical Report
The discussion was facilitated by Patrick Bahal'okwibale from FAO, Ethiopia and Jean-Marc Mwenge Kahinda from CSIR, South Africa and aimed at exploring the role that indigenous and traditional practices can play to support climate change adaptation efforts and reduce water scarcity in agriculture. Over the three weeks of discussion, participants fr...
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Southeastern Tunisia is characterized by an arid Mediterranean climate, with low annual rainfall ranges between 100-200mm, irregular in time and space, stormy and violent with an intensity that exceeds the 100 mm/h for 5 minutes. The current situation of water resources and their uses in the southeast of Tunisia presents some stakes that are common...
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Soil and water conservation issue is one of the most important environmental challenges for climate change and land degradation processes in arid and semi-arid regions of the century. Many water-harvesting techniques have been developed so far to face these challenges. In this technique, the components of constructions directly affect the water run...
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Tunisia is located on the southern shore of the Mediterranean, within an arid to semi-arid climate covering three quarter of its territory (Boufaroua, 2002). It is characterized by limited and fragile natural resources, which are the subject of intense exploitation (Ounalli & sghaier, 2009), associated with a marked water deficit, especially in the...
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Agricultural production in drylands is generally based on rain-fed agriculture, which is in its turn based on rainwater harvesting techniques such as the technique of jessour. Moreover, serious attempts to exploit the runoff water for rain-fed agriculture and reduce water erosion in mountainous areas have given more interest to the technique of jes...
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Southeast of Tunisia is characterized by an arid Mediterranean climate, where the mean annual rainfall is between 100-200mm. Rainfalls in this area are torrential and stormy which promotes water erosion. Agricultural production in the dry lands is generally based on rain fed agriculture, which is in its turn based on rainwater harvesting techniques...
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Sandy soils in arid regions of southern Tunisia is characterized by a low clay content which leads to strong leaching minerals and fertilizers, it therefore results in decrease in fertility and the retention capacity of the water, in such a situation, our attention is directed to the use of local products to correct the problem of infiltration of s...
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The growth and establishment of barley crops is often restricted due to low quantity of water particularly in arid environments. Clay may improve seeding growth by modifying the physical and chemical soil properties which enhance its ability to retain useful water necessary for plants hydric supplies. Sandy clay mixture was prepared in pots, under...
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La production agricole dans les milieux arides est généralement basée sur l’agriculture pluviale qui est à son tour basée sur les techniques de collecte des eaux pluviales telles que les « jessours ». En outre, des sérieux efforts pour exploiter les eaux de ruissellement pour l’agriculture pluviale et réduire l’érosion hydrique dans les régions mon...
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Citation Karbout N, Moussa M, Gasmi I, Bousnina H. 2015. Effect of clay amendment on physical and chemical characteristics of sandy soil in arid areas: the case of ground southeastern Tunisian. Applied Science Reports, 11 (2), 43-48. Retrieved from www.pscipub.com This work consists of an experimental study of the improvement sandy soil in arid are...
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This work aims to study the clay amendment effect on the water conservation in sandy soils in arid areas. It was led on crop pots containing sandy soil enriched with different rates of clay powder or gravel (0%, 5%, 10%, 15% and 20%). The used sandy soil is from the region of El Fje in Medenine (in the Southeastern part of Tunisia). The used Clay a...
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It has been shown that the largest challenge to cope with water shortage in arid and semi-arid regions of North Africa is how to choose the best technique that help to protect agricultural lands and collect runoff water coming from the upstream after a heavy rainfall without destroying the villages located in the piedmont. In the region of El-jouab...
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The agricultural production in arid zones, basically based on rainfed farming, which is depend to conserve scarce water resources by many techniques of water harvesting, such as the technique of " Jessour ". However, several attempts were held to exploit the excess of runoff for rainfed farming and reduce water erosion in the mountainous regions, a...
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The agricultural production in arid zones, basically based on rainfed farming, which is depend to conserve scarce water resources by many techniques of water harvesting, such as the technique of "Jessour". However, several attempts were held to exploit the excess of runoff for rainfed farming and reduce water erosion in the mountainous regions, and...
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South-east of Tunisia is characterized by an arid Mediterranean climate, the mean annual rainfall is between 100- 200 mm. Rainfalls in this area are basically torrential and stormy which promotes water erosion. The most important system of agricultural production in this area is generally based on rainfed farming or it is based on the techniques of...
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The southeastern Tunisia is characterized by an arid Mediterranean climate, with rainfall, despite its scarcity, possesses a torrential character threat by their high erosive activity at the agricultural soil. Thereby, to harvest and store this waters, small hydraulic units called “jessours”, have been developed, since ancient in the “talwegs” as a...

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I want to learn more about the methodology of using HPC (High Performance Computing) in these fields.
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what i need exactly to calculate those parameters from soil water retention curve

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Cited By
    • Isfahan University of Technology
    • Institut Supérieur des Sciences et Technologies de l'Environnement Borj Cedria-Universite de Carthage
    • Institut National de Recherche en Génie Rural, Eaux et Forêts (INRGREF)
    • Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique
    • Forschungszentrum Jülich

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Projects (6)
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Convener: Ines Gasmi Co-Convener: Gerrit H. de Rooij Securing water, energy, and food is increasingly difficult as the global human population continues to grow. Almost 2 billion people are without access to safe water, 1.4 billion do not have access to modern forms of energy, and 1 billion people go hungry every day. The Water-Food-Energy (WFE) nexus is increasingly becoming a focal point for research and political action. Soils are important for this nexus for many other reasons apart from their agricultural use (Hatfield et al., 2017). Several of the UN Sustainable Development Goals are intimately linked to the myriad of ecosystem services provided by soils of functions of soils. To name a few that are hydrologically relevant: the role of soils in the water and carbon cycles, through which they affect the weather and the climate, respectively; protection of groundwater resources through soils’ ability to adsorb and break down pollutants. This session aims to emphasize the importance of the soil in WFE nexus and highlight the importance of soils in all agendas focusing on food, water and energy problems. We therefore invite contributions that address: (1) Research focusing on the different soil functions (including but not limited to soil water availability, nutrient cycling, carbon cycling, soil structure, aggregate stability, adequate rooting depth, and gas exchange) to show the importance of soil for ecosystem services and the UN Sustainable Development Goals; (2) Educating and involving knowledge-brokers that link science with societal partners by understanding the linkage between soil, ecosystem services, sustainable development, and the well-being of humans to achieve the goals of understanding the WFE nexus. Reference Hatfield, J.L., T.J. Sauer and R.M. Cruse. 2017. Soil: The forgotten piece of the water, food, energy nexus. Advances in Agronomy, volume 143: 1-46 . A more detailed description of the session can be found here: https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/session/35629 The deadline for the receipt of abstracts is 15 January 2020, 13:00 CET. If you would like to apply for a Roland Schlich travel support, please submit no later than 1 December 2019. Details can be found at: https://egu2020.eu/about_and_support/roland_schlich_travel_support.html We hope to receive many interesting contributions in our session, so please do not forget to share this call with your colleagues and in your networks. Thank you very much and hope to meet you in Vienna at EGU!
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Convener: Basem Aljoumani Co-Conveners: Ines Gasmi, Jose A Sanchez-Espigares, Francesc Ferrer Alegre and Gerd Wessolek Salinization poses a real threat to global food security by lowering crop yields and can irreparably damage land. Indeed, every minute, three hectares of arable land are damaged in an often-irreversible way due to soil salinization. In order to control the threats of excessive soil salinity and protect groundwater from the risk of pollution, the researcher over the years were seeking to find different way to measure soil salinity with effective and practical way to reverse the threats, protect soil and water resource from the risk of degradation. This session interested in theory, technology, and practical application of electromagnetic measurements of soil salinity using numerical and mathematical models to estimate soil solution EC in laboratory and field conditions in different porous medium. A more detailed description of the session can be found here: https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2019/session/31531 The deadline for the receipt of abstracts is 10 January 2019, 13:00 CET. If you would like to apply for a Roland Schlich travel support, please submit no later than 1 December 2018. Details can be found at: https://egu2019.eu/about_and_support/roland_schlich_travel_support.html