Syria Frets Over Drought’s Harsh Harvest

Published on 05 February 2010

Mohammed Darwish abandoned his farm after crops failed and was forced to take a job as a shepherd.(..)It is a scene that has been replicated for centuries in the semi-arid hills and valleys of Syria, where farmers harvest crops, tend fruit trees, and herd sheep and goats. But recently, the conversation, punctuated by glances and gestures towards the heavens, has taken on additional urgency as the nation grapples with a three-year drought that experts describe as the worst in four decades.

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