Item L1337/28A - PHOTO0000001526

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FR PUNES AG 12-Photo-SC-L1337/28A

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PHOTO0000001526

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  • 1968 (Creation)

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1 black-and-white photo print.

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English transcription: At the request of the Governments of Algeria and Tunisia, a study of the ground water resources of the Northern Sahara was undertaken by UNESCO, acting as the executing agency for the United Nations Development Programme. According to the experts, this immense territory of 500,000 sq. miles contains sufficient underground water to guarantee the agricultural development of double the existing irrigated lands which could conceivably create 20,000 to 30,000 new jobs by the year 2000. Date palms, dotted around underground water resources near Timimoun provide the principal culture of this region.
French transcription: A la demande des gouvernements algérien et tunisien, une étude des ressources en eau du sous-sol du Sahara septentrional a été entreprise par le Programme des Nations-Unies pour le développement dont l'UNESCO est l'agent d'exécution. Selon les experts, cet immense territoire de 800,000 km2 recèle toute l'eau nécessaire pour garantir le développement hydro-agricole en doublant la surface des terres irriguées et pour favoriser la création de 20,00 à 30,00 emplois nouveaux d'ici à l'an 2000. Ces palmiers, groupés autour d'un point d'eau près de Timimoun, sont la principale culture de la région.
Description: Aerial view of an expanse of desert, dotted with palm trees. On the left is what appears to be a cluster of delimited zones for various cultivation purposes. And at the bottom is an enclosure, with a farmhouse, surrounded by a thicker number of trees.
Location: Timimoun (near to).

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UNESCO / F. Verhoog. See Reproduction notice here: Photographic Archives

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  • French

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PHOTO0000001526

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ENV_00066

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