The new nile valley- green in the desert...
In the new agricultural zones of the
Libyan Desert, BRGM is helping to
improve water and soil quality,and to
implement best practices in environ-
mental management of agricultural
A huge project aimed at doubling the
Nile Valley using water from the
Nasser Lake began in 1978. Today it
links the lake with the Touchka
depression, and work is progressing
to the North-West to reach the
BRGM has worked on the project on
site since 2001, in the frame of the
ENCA project (Evolution of a new
An environmental laboratory
With the support of the French
Egyptian cooperation agency for agri-
culture (BLAFE), the ENCA project is
conducted in close partnership with
the SWERI research centre for agri-
The target is towin 400,000 hectares
in the Kharga oasis.The ENCA project
includes the implementation of a lab,
training of partners,and a joint survey
of water and soil quality.
L’équipe ENCA observe les
techniques d’irrigation dans
l’oasis d’Al Kharga.
The ENCA team studying irrigation
techniques in the Al Kharga oasis.
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