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HindustanTimes Sun,20 Apr 2014

Hanging Gardens of Arabia
PTI
May 19, 2003
First Published: 16:31 IST(7/5/2003)
Last Updated: 15:24 IST(19/5/2003)
Language: English
Time: 52 mins
Price: Rs. 450 Available formats: UMATIC, VHS (VCD - Transferred from VHS)
Produced by: Television Trust for the Environment (TVE)

The fabled hanging gardens of Arabia might not be shrouded in history. This video looks at the Yemen Dutch Development Programme which is trying to restore the terrace farming in the mountains of Yemen. The project is trying to revive traditional water harvesting techniques that got lost by some misguided aid projects. For centuries the Yemenese have sustained themselves through an intricate web of terraces harvesting every available source of water.

Distributed by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)

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