2014-11-11 17:14:20 Travel

Draa valley

The Oued Draa born in High Atlas by the confluence of most rivers, including the Dades and Ouarzazate, through the Jbel Saghro west, then begins the beautifull valleys, 200 KM of length.  Green ribbon consists six paml grooves., from north to the south they are: Mezguita from Agdez to Tensikht, 34 KM; Tinzouline the biggest, 48 KM, continued to the beautiful landscape of Azlag; Ternata, 30 KM, before the city Of Zagora; Fezouata, 37 KM, up to Foum Takkat; and the last one is the   valley of Mhamid, is the smallest palm groove with only 16 KM, finished in the sandy soils in the south.   The agriculture is the main activity of the population. The most of time the owner is the worker in his farmer, but he  could get help from sharecropper (Khemas in Arabic) , that can help him to prepare the land, and the Farmer reward the sharecropper (Khemas) by the fifth of the harvest. The tool the most use in this case in not the tractor but is the manuel tools, The techniques are basic, most common is the rectangular hoe, as the plow and the tractor are almost unusable on small lots and high density of trees. Agriculture, in the first layer oasis, produced mainly based on the availability of water Barley, Alfalfa is increasingly important because it is related to cattle at home, while Henna is a production of income: it requires a lot of water, good care, good soil, but it is very profitable. Vegetables for self-consumption. The second layer is the fruit trees: apricots, figs, pomegranates, pears, apples and almonds. However, the main shaft, which allows others to live because of its shade and humidity on other products, is the date palm. Plant anywhere without regularity, palms gives the oasis anarchist look-complicated maze. The Jihel Dates of good quality and Bouskri boufgous are for sale, and dates of less value for local consumption. Along the valley, the people affect the state of the water collected by Seguia river, floodway where water flows from the Draa river or river crocodile as Pilini. This gravel pit is fed from Ouarzazate dam. However, water is not always available, nor in time, because usually every one or two wet years follow five or six dry, it requires a hollow gents well for water throughout the year.The techniques are basic, most common is the rectangular hoe, as the plow and the tractor are almost unusable on small lots and high density of trees. Agriculture, in the first layer oasis, produced mainly based on the availability of water Barley, Alfalfa is increasingly important because it is related to cattle at home, while Henna is a production of income: it requires a lot of water, good care, good soil, but it is very profitable. Vegetables for self-consumption. The second layer is the fruit trees: apricots, figs, pomegranates, pears, apples and almonds. However, the main shaft, which allows others to live because of its shade and humidity on other products, is the date palm. Plant anywhere without regularity, palms gives the oasis anarchist look-complicated maze. The Jihel Dates of good quality and Bouskri boufgous are for sale, and dates of less value for local consumption. Along the valley, the people affect the state of the water collected by Seguia river, floodway where water flows from the Draa river or river crocodile as Pilini. This gravel pit is fed from Ouarzazate dam. However, water is not always available, nor in time, because usually every one or two wet years follow five or six dry, it requires a hollow gents well for water throughout the year.