The Hanging Gardens of Arabia


The ancient system of terrace farming in the Yemeni highlands is threatened.

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Producer: IBT/INCA/Arid Lands Production
Year Produced: 1990
Running time: 52 minutes
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In the beautiful and arid highlands of the Yemen, local farming communities have sustained an age old system of terrace farming. With neighbouring regions devastated by drought and famine, this unique experience of sustainable development could serve as a valuable lesson for other farming communities. However, as environmental degradation threatens the collapse of the of the whole system, outside help is urgently needed to support the local farmers and restore their terraces.

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