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Olive Growth Areas in the El-Koura Region

Al-Kurah is an administrative county in the north of Lebanon constituted of near enough some thirty villages. It is home to the University of Balamand and is an important agricultural region in Lebanon. The bulk of the agricultural activity in the Al-Kurah area is centered around Olive plantations, and there is hardly any village in the region that does not rely on the olive tree for its income. The GIS Center was approached by the Cooperative of Al-Kurah Olive Farmers in order to quantify olive growth areas over the whole county. The GIS center relied on satellite imagery to identify these areas and used GIS techniques in order to calculate their areas in each village.

Olive Koura Olive Zone 1
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Koura Olive Zones 2
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