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Ramli system in Ghar El Melh

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Ramli, ethymologically on sand, are agricultural practices that consist of growing crops on sandy substrates. These very singular gardens were created in the 17th century by the Andalusian diaspora to cope with the lack of cultivable land and fresh water.

The ingenious and, no doubt, unique practices are based on a passive irrigation system where the roots of the plants are fed in all seasons by the rainwater stored and floating on the surface of the sea water through the movements of the tides.

The knowledge and experience of the farmers allows them to maintain the lagoon plots through the precise supply of sand and organic matter to reach the right height allowing the roots to be irrigated by a fine fresh water lens and not be affected by salt water.

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TUNISIA- Ramli system in Ghar El Melh