agriculture

Colorado
Farming-13-KL

Farming with Colorado water

Irrigated farmland is the biggest consumer of Colorado River water. Throughout the Southwest millions of acres are watered to produce water thirsty crops like lettuce, cotton and alfalfa. The dry and warm climate makes several harvests a year possible. So there’s always a big conflict between the opposition that says you shouldn’t grow lettuce in the desert and the farmers that emphasize their productivity.

Photo’s: Ronald de Hommel and Johannes Abeling

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Colorado
KL-dubbelpano-farmers

Dry, drier, driest…

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Jordan
JORDAN RIVER, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, may and june 2011

The Uses and Abuses of the Jordan River

Ronald de Hommel - Photoseries

Jordan
JORDAN RIVER, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, may and june 2011

The Jordan River, stuck between a rock and a dry place

Célia Pernot - Photoseries

Nile

“They don’t want to leave our lands which they use for cattle grazing”

“They don’t want to leave our lands which they use for cattle grazing”

Jeroen Kuiper - Streamers

Nile

“Toshka is an engineers’ dream and an economists’ nightmare”

“Toshka is an engineers’ dream and an economists’ nightmare”

Jeroen Kuiper - Streamers

Nile
Nile River, Ethiopia, August 2011

Hunger in the Tropics – The Fertile Desert

Ronald de Hommel - Photoseries

Nile

“It hurts me to see that precious, fertile agricultural land in the Nile delta being used for housing”

“It hurts me to see that precious, fertile agricultural land in the Nile delta being used for housing”

Ronald de Hommel - Streamers

Nile

“The irrigation in the Nile delta functions in an anarchistic, uncontrolled way”

“Most of the irrigation in the Nile delta functions in an anarchistic, uncontrolled way”

Ronald de Hommel - Streamers

Nile
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Irrigation The Lifeline of Egypt

The Egyptian Nile delta is one of the most fertile areas in the world. Therefore it is no wonder that this region has been used for intensive farming for decades. Although the Nile delivers a constant flow of fresh water, farmers will have to improve the rate of efficiency of their irrigation.

Jeroen Kuiper - Articles

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