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PRESENTATION OF THE PROJECT

2500 ha of desert ground were highlighted by means of the plantation of palm trees, to attribute them to the farmers at the rate of 1.5 ha by beneficiary with a rural housing.

The project’s objectives :

  • Fighting against the desertification by the creation of a green cordon between the great oriental erg and «Chott El-Jerid»
  • Fixing the nomad population by improving their life conditions
  • Creating new jobs
  • Easing the old oases
  • Increasing the date’s production : 20000 tons of «Deglet Nour»

 The realization phases :

  • Experimental phase of 300 ha in «Rjim Maâtoug» and «Matrouha» ( 1984-1987 )
  • First slice of 1152 ha : (1990-2001)
  • Second slice of 1008 ha : (2002-2009)
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