Agriculture in Libya – January 25th, 2009
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.