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. © Photo courtesy of GIAHS Siwa Oasis, Egypt Dates production System in Siwa Oasis, Egypt The Siwa Oasis exemplifies farmers’ ability to adapt agriculture to harsh climatic conditions. Located in a particularly desert the oasis consists of a three-layer canopy structure providing an effective way to grow food, livestock and preserve wild fauna and flora, all while maximizing the use of a scarce resource: water.  
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Score: 567061.13 - https://www.fao.org/fao-stories/article/en/c/1605571/
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Fishing or farming in such a harsh environment seems ambitious. But FAO has partnered with the UAE in a joint project to develop and expand the country’s fledgling fish farming industry. (...) Recirculating systems not only conserve precious freshwater, but create ideal conditions for fish, even in harsh desert conditions. At fish farms like the Emirate Fish Farm at Al Wathba, 40 kilometres from the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, staff use the latest computer technology to monitor the temperature and quality, as well as oxygen levels, of the water 24 hours a day.
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Score: 755731.05 - https://www.fao.org/fao-stories/article/en/c/1371489/
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These terraces and water management techniques that allow cultivation of native crops and maintain soil health are a longstanding example of farmers sustainably adapting to a harsh environment. Nishi-Awa Steep Slope Land Agricultural System, Japan On an area of steep mountainsides deemed unsuitable for cultivation, farmers in Shikoku, Japan, have developed a unique way of farming the land.
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Score: 567061.13 - https://www.fao.org/fao-stories/article/en/c/1370516/
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