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50,000 Greenhouses in Egyptian Desert?

Touch the Soil News #788 (Feature photo – Qattara Depression in Egypt – cheesy42 CC SA 2.0) In Northern Egypt is the Qattara Depression – a 7,500 square mile (4.8 million acres) desert. However, Egypt is teaming up with South Korea to create what they call an agricultural city in this desert area. The kicker is that the city is planned to be over 300,000 acres. The project will have modern housing and some 50,000 greenhouses, solar power plants and desalination plants to facilitate agricultural production. Egypt will use South Korean technology and oversight to build out the infrastructure of what they call the Integrated Agricultural City. At a cost…

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