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CENTER PIVOT IRRIGATION K.S.A. 2013

What started as an ambitious dream, for a desert nation bereft of rivers and lakes to become self-sufficient in wheat, became a reality with the aid of billions...
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What started as an ambitious dream, for a desert nation bereft of rivers and lakes to become self-sufficient in wheat, became a reality with the aid of billions of dollars from the first oil boom in the 1970s. Today, however, Saudi Arabia is preparing to phase out production by 2016. The volte face could make the Gulf nation one of the world’s top 15 importers of the cereal – even as countries across the globe grapple with high wheat prices. Officials say they had few options – it was wheat or water, the most precious of resources in Saudi Arabia. Now that the kingdom is enjoying a second oil boom, they say, the government has the financial clout to ensure it meets its cereal requirements from international markets. It is expected to begin importing wheat for the first time in more than 20 years in 2009. At the time, wheat was absorbing about 40 per cent of water used for agriculture – a sector that accounts for 85 per cent of the kingdom’s total water consumption.
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verity January 31, 2014
This is stunning, the colour is fantastic
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chocovoices January 31, 2014
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Jean412
 
Jean412 January 31, 2014
Beautiful Capture
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chocovoices January 31, 2014
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ctoc February 12, 2014
Perfect example of the mundane being transformed into photographic art.
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davidsloan February 26, 2014
This is brilliant work.
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Lorenzo
 
Lorenzo February 27, 2014
Great shot and caption!
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Chrissimpson01 March 07, 2014
Very poignant, beautiful silhouette against a rich background. A photograph in a million
Well done.
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hlambourn March 07, 2014
Excellent composition well done
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markward June 30, 2014
Great photography!..I feel honored that you are following me ...
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estercastillo08 January 28, 2015
Beautiful !
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CWphotos5 April 01, 2015
Excellent!
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texaaronpueschel May 17, 2015
Way to go, indeed.