New gardens in the Sahara: a „Citizen Science“ project at the University of Bayreuth

In the northwest of the Republic of Chad, in a remote desert region of the Tibesti Mountains, there are irrigated gardens divided into floors for the cultivation of fruits, vegetables, herbs and dates. Dr. habil. Tilman Musch, a social anthropologist at the University of Bayreuth, established these Sahara gardens in close cooperation with local residents. He reports on the goals, challenges and successes of the project, which has been funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation since 2021 and follows on from earlier traditions of oasis horticulture in the Sahara, in the journal „Berichte über Landwirtschaft“ published by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL).

Quelle: IDW Informationsdienst Wissenschaft