Organic farms in the desert


The Wadi Rum wilderness, in southern Jordan, near the border with Saudi Arabia, is such an unusual landscape that is often called the “Moon Valley”. With all the red sand, this valley is surrounded by granite and sandstone mountains.

At about 720 miles of this area there are narrow gorges, natural arches, high steep cliffs, massive caves and caves.Because it is too dry, the vegetation in it is very rare. However, in recent years, this area is transformed into farmland.

Even the Bedouins living in the Wadi Rum region are involved in these projects, which seem to have a very bright future.Though Wadi Rum’s choice of planting crops seems strange, under this desert there are huge water reserves that penetrate deep into the territory of Saudi Arabia.

Farmers in Rum extract this water and water the desert land on which they sow vegetables, cereals and forage crops, including eggplants, cabbages, figs, potatoes, pumpkins, tomatoes and other vegetables.The organic farms in the Wadi Rum Desert use the same irrigation and cultivation technique as the Egyptians and ancient Nabucks, which after so many centuries still produce fantastic results.

At a depth of 30 to 400 meters the ground is extracted with water through which through buccal sloping platforms are irrigated the fields with a circular diameter of 78 hectares.Also, “special plastic tunnels” are used, which allow the water to not be lost quickly and the plants can withstand extreme desert temperatures.

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