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Agriculture in Libya – January 25th, 2009

January 25th, 2009 Category: Image of the day

Agriculture in Libya - December 10th, 2008

Agriculture in Libya - December 10th, 2008

Close-up of roads leading from towns to agricultural area

Close-up of roads leading from towns to agricultural area

Close-up of circular fields

Close-up of circular fields

The arid Sahara desert in Libya is interrupted by rows of green circles, tracts of agriculture supported by center-pivot irrigation.

Only about 2 percent of Libya’s land receives enough rainfall to be cultivated. These irrigated fields in the desert allow more land to be used for farming.

In the first close-up, many circular fields can be seen, organized in straight parallel lines. In the second, roads branching out from towns can be seen leading towards the fields.

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