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Agriculture in Sudan Along White Nile

13.1N 32.7E

June 23rd, 2009 Category: Rivers

Sudan - June 21st, 2009

Sudan - June 21st, 2009

The White Nile, one of the two main tributaries of the Nile River in Africa, cuts diagonally across the Sudanese terrain in this image.

The bright green fields east of the river are in stark contrast to the reddish desert sands to the west. These crops are irrigated by the Gezira Scheme, a huge irrigation project in Sudan.

The terrain to the northwest of those green fields is actually irrigated agricultural land, part of the Gezira Scheme as well.

By comparing this image with an earlier one of the same area (click here for previous article), it is possible to observe the crops at different seasonal growth stages.

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