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Hanging gardens from Djebba El Olia

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The system of Djebba El-Olia is a unique Mountainous production site. Its characteristics are based on the terraces built by the communities through centuries. These terraces allowed the farmers to cultivate several type of local and perennial crops. Planted on the rocky mountain, the hanging gardens from Djebba El Olia is based on the fig trees production.

Djebba’s local community progressively worked to set up a complex system based on interrelations between agroforestry elements (figs, wild shrubs and pulses) and a judicious irrigation system along with livestock farming. They created a healthy environment in the mountainous area by opting for agro ecology, which relies on local resources and safeguard a rich agro biodiversity.