Nadec currently conducts 4 agricultural projects in the Kingdom regions (Ad-Dawasir, Haradh, Hail, Al-Jawf), stretching over a total area of 107,000 hectares. Below are some of Nadec achievements in the agricultural sector for the year 2013.
Being aware of the importance of irrigation water and so as to preserve this vital resource, Nadec deploys great efforts to rationalize the use of water in its diverse projects. Over the past years, it has introduced modern equipment to measure the soil moisture and the vaporization rate, identify the water requirements of crops and use early alarm systems linked to meteorology and other technologies to monitor the crops and their needs. By doing so, Nadec successfully piloted a drip irrigation system for maize cultivation. This pilot irrigation system yielded a higher productivity (by 13%) and a lower consumption of water per hectare all season round (by 30-35%), thus giving Nadec the incentive to go forward and roll it out across all its projects.