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Rain-fed Agricultural Systems


Rain-fed steppe systems

These cross the gradient from high to low precipitation and thus from wheat to barley cultivation. Fields are large and shaped according to local topography. When there has been a long history of cultivation the fields are smaller owing to division upon inheritance.


Chick pea, lentil and wheat fields.

Dry farmed wheat north of Mzerib.

Olive trees enclosed with basalt walls.

Olive orchards, with pistachio and some vines.

Almond and vine orchard.

Last update: 20 January 2004
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