La célébrité des pastèques de Zagora est une souffrance pour les habitants de la ville

Fame of Zagora’s Watermelon, Sufferance of the residents of the city

After being a well-known Henna and dates city. In recent years, Zagora gained national and even global fame, due to the so-called Zagora’s Watermelon. But the question is: What Zagora benefited from this fame?

After being a well-known Henna and dates city. In recent years, Zagora gained national and even global fame, due to the so-called Zagora’s Watermelon. But the question is: What Zagora benefited from this fame?

Through the study, which took place in the neighboring agricultural land, it is revealed that the production of one kilogram of watermelon costs 1120 liters of fresh water. This watermelon farms exist outside the irrigated land of Al Mansour Eddahbi dam. So Farmers resorted to digging wells and groundwater depletion that feed on them Palm oases, which are located near Draa Valley.

Also we know that climate of Zagora falls within the harsh desert climate, which is characterized by a lack of rainfall and very high temperatures and drought for many years, and it has become suffering from water scarcity.

Despite all this peasants and farmers ignore it… And in return of using fresh water to produce massive amounts of watermelon, residents complain of salty and non-potable water, they became forced to buy water that is extracted from wells, non-sterile, which threatens the safety of the population. Firstly, Water is right for them; secondly, providing water is a duty for the state.

With the advancing of years, Dam of Mansour Eddahbi’s stocks will run out, and the effect is clear now, the city knows a constantly water interruption.. So the city of Zagora gained fame today, thanks to the good reputation watermelon. However, the impact is negative in the years ahead. Then we find people are migrating in search of water, to this, it must be prevented planting watermelon, and be satisfied with the production of dates only.

 

Writthen by : Imane Amassaadan