Posts Tagged ‘agriculture’

Links for March 23rd through April 3rd

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

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Links for February 17th through February 21st

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

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Desert Development Center—مركز تنمية الصحراء

Monday, January 21st, 2008

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Today took us on a field trip to AUC’s Desert Development Center (DDC) in Liberation Province. Liberation Province is part of the “New Lands” of Egypt, desert areas that have been reclaimed for agriculture (although they haven’t technically been REclaimed because the area has been hyper-arid desert for eons, it is simply being claimed). It comprises a westward expansion of cultivated land from the Delta. (more…)

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Egyptian Agricultural Museum—متحف الزراعي المصري

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Dead animals exhibit

Museums are interesting creatures in general, but they seem to become even more so with a constrained budget. The lack of polish tends to bring the building blocks and construction methods—material and ideological—into relief. It’s difficult to focus on the other world into which one is being transported when the vehicle is backfiring and the transmission sounds like it’s about to drop. (more…)

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