THE EGYPTIAN JOURNAL

by: Sophia Kaup

Who are the farmers in Egypt?

Fellahin are farmers in Egypt who live in villages and work on small plots of land that they rent from land owners. Fellahin are poor farmers. They grow just enough food for their families. Whatever is left over they sell at the market.

The dirty story

Silt are small particles of rich soil. For years, the Nile River would rise in the spring. The river carried silt to Egypt and then the Nile would flood its banks. When the flood was finished, the silt was left behind making the land better for farming.

Who has one - who doesn't?

An aquifer is an underground rock layer that water flows though. Egypt is lucky to have the life - giving river known as the Nile. Countries like Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco, have no way to get water for their crops, so they must rely on aquifers. Egypt does not need an aquifer because of the Nile River.

YOU GROW WHAT!?

Do you know that only 2% of the land in Egypt is used for farming. The best farm land is near the Nile river. The Nile river helps the plants to grow. The Egyptians major crops are sugar cane,grains,and cotton.They also grow vegetables and fruits.

The famous Aswan Dam

The Aswan Dam is the largest dam in Egypt. It gives the farmers control over the Nile's flood waters.The farmers can store water for months behind the dam. The farmers release the water 2 or 3 different time of the year to helps grow the crops.
The Aswan Dam in Egypt

The Sands Of Egypt

The largest desert in the world is the Sahara desert. The word Sahara comes from the Arabic word meaning desert. The Sahara is the size of the United States. The desert stretches from Egypt west across North Africa to the Atlantic Ocean.
The Sahara Desert