Agriculture Irrigated by the New Valley Project, Egypt22.4N 28.5E
These circular fields arranged in square and linear patterns are part of the New Valley Project in Egypt. The goal of this project is to irrigate the arid Sahara in the Western Desert of Egypt, in order to make it possible to develop agricultural and industrial communities.
The irrigation is realized by a system of canals that carry water from Lake Nasser. Upon completion, it is hoped that the Egypt’s arable land area will have increased by 10%, providing more food for the country’s rapidly growing population.
Earlier satellite image show the progress being made; please click here to see previous images of the area. Upon comparison it can be observed that the numbers of fields has increased over the last few months.