Rice production withers as Egypt diverts water supply

Outlet: PhysOrg.com

November 23, 2010

An Egyptian man checks his rice kernels after the husk has been removed at a mill in al-Ramlah village close to the town of Banha, some 50 km north of Cairo, on November 13, 2010. Under pressure from upstream countries to use its share of the river’s waters more sparingly, Egypt’s government has decided to severely restrict the farming of this water-intensive crop…

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