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Agriculture in Northeast Brazil – January 6th, 2009

January 6th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

Agriculture near Fortaleza, Brazil - November 24th, 2008

Agriculture in Northeast Brazil - November 24th, 2008

Although the northeastern region of Brazil is drought-ridden and lacking in well-distributed rainfall, good soil, adequate infrastructure and sufficient development capital, it is one of Brazil’s two main agricultural regions.

In the image, we can see here some crops and farmland near the Atlantic coast in the states of Ceará (west) and Rio do Norte (east).

To the East is the  Piranhas River (Rio das Piranhas), which appears bright green in the image. To the West is the Jaguaribe River, a highly seasonal river.

Some greenish algae or phytoplankton is visible along the coastline, as are some browner patches which may be sediments and runoff from the farming.

source Wikipedia

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