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hillside planted in Khat in Yemen

Yemen farmers long ago adopted the practice of terraced farming on steep mountain slopes to capture rainwater. But since the 1970s, farmers have been encouraged to drill wells, depleting limited underground aquifers. About 40 percent of available water goes to khat, shown here on a hillside in northern Yemen. Many Yemenis chew the mildly narcotic leaf.

hillside planted in Khat in Yemen
Terrapinzflyer, Nov 21, 2009
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