The planting demonstration project using Cocoon

Thematic Areas: 
Natural Resources Assessment and Management
Problem Overview: 

Irrigation for plant growing in arid and semi-arid regions places an extreme burden on water resources and requires the development of sustainable and innovative irrigation methods.

Purpose: 

The main purpose of this project is to test the applicability of the Cocoon system in Dubai, UAE under local conditions and determine the success rates and growth rates of different trees species at ICBA station. If proved successful, the results will be disseminated and shared with various entities within the UAE in order to place the Cocoon in urban areas, with the aim to save irrigation water and protect the environment by reducing sand deposits on the roads and increasing CO2 sequestration.

Partners: 
Land Life Company
Timeline: 
February, 2016 to October, 2017
Geographical Scope: 
United Arab Emirates