Natural Science, Arid zones - UNESCO - PHOTO0000001448 0001.tiff

The arid regions of the world occupy 26–35% of the Earth’s land surface. This wide range reflects various definitions based on climatic conditions, vegetation types, or the potential for food production. Much of this land lies between 15° and 30° latitude (Figure 4.1). Here the air which is carried aloft along the intertropical convergence zone subsides to form the semipermanent high pressure cells that dominate the climate of the tropical deserts.

Relevant technologies and techniques for agriculture in arid regions:

Other technologies for arid regions:

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