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Notes on the Geography of Sudan: Darfur and Kordofan: Photo 11

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Without irrigation, the staple is sorghum, grown in a wide belt that stretches across the savannas of North Africa much as the Cotton Belt once stretched across the American South. The production methods range all the way from digging sticks to mechanized equipment, introduced late in the British period, when Sudan was seen as a potential imperial breadbasket. The soil's still there, but politics have polished off those development dreams.

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