Soil conditioning

improving water retention & aeration capacity


Mixing Porous Alpha for sandy soil or argillaceous soil realize improved yield
with less water consumption

Water saving is critical issue for agriculture in arid zone
mainly in Middle East and Africa where

  • Morocco, no.4 biggest exporter of tomato, has their production base in arid zone close
    to Sahara desert
  • Without effective water utilization, agriculture cannot be

Water scarce can be the direct cause of conflict
Drip irrigation is great solution for water saving. However further water saving is
now required

  • Most of export tomato farmers in Morocco use drip irrigation
  • Nevertheless, groundwater level is getting deeper every year. Currently many farmers
    pump up the water from 100 – 150 m below surface.
  • Water related cost for agriculture is now 10 – 15%, which has been

Utilization of Porous Alpha as soil conditioner can realize
water saving with increased yield, identified as an
environmental technology transferrable to developing countries by
United Nations

Introduction by United Nation (UNIDO)

“Porous α” as water saiving irrigation systeme is registed in
enviromental technology database of UNIDO. (more)


Pores in Porous Alpha provide moisture and air for soil, realizing further
water saving for drip irrigation


Installation is quite simple: mixing Porous Alpha with soil by tractor

Mixing 10% Porous Alpha of the soil roots zone by tractor and hoe.
It’s same application as compost and/or fertilizer. No need to
additional machines and/or skills.

<Installation Amount>

  • Case of Tomato and Green Beans:5L / m



Porous Alpha has the advantage mainly in duration

Case Study

Porous Alpha is proved its performances in various climate condition like Mauritania, Senegal,
Morocco, etc.

Realized saving water and increasing yield for Tomato culture in Morocco


Test farm:ORMVASM* experimentation farm
Target crop:Tomato
Duration:September 2015 to April 2016
Irrigation method:Tube irrigation

*ORMVASM is ‘Office Régional de Mise en Valeur Agricole du Souss Massa’

Saving 48% irrigation water

Increasing yield 28%

Increasing yield 28%


Specification and applied conditions as soil conditioner

Required quantity of Porous Alpha : 10% of the soil of root zone is the base. But it can change depending on the soil

Durability of Porous Alpha: More than 10 years

Water retention capacity: 15% of volume of Porous Alpha