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Egyptian Homestead Program

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Egyptian Homestead Program

Egyptian Homestead Program

Egyptian Homestead Program

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports on a 13 year-old homestead program, which encourages Egyptians to cultivate and irrigate what was previously unfertile, arid land. The program's success is three-fold. It reduces the country's high unemployment rate, makes Egypt more self-sufficient and it increases the amount of arable land in the country.