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Mountain/Hill Agricultural Systems


Mountain / hill systems

Here we have natural forest cover that is being removed to provide agricultural fields, often for olive and fruit trees and/or wheat, with substantial seasonal intercropping in the wetter zones. Olives, fruit trees, lentils and vines are commonly found growing together. Many hillsides have been terraced to create level fields.


Meysaloun forest area with terraced hillsides in rear.

Terraces in area of Krak, north view.

El Basil lake with olive terraces.

Peach and walnut orchard, deep gorge, terraces.

Terraced hill is protected area. A Quercus caliprinos forest.

South view of young olives intercropped with vines. Some large, old trees too.

Last update: 20 January 2004
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