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a mountain range

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  • archaeologists use the name fertile crescent to describe an area to the east of the mediterranean sea, where farming first developed. it was a crescent-shaped strip of land that stretched across the levant region (now known as israel, lebanon, and syria), and around the edges of the tarus and zagros mountains. factmonster.com

  • the principal obstacles to agricultural production are primitive farming methods, overworked and underfertilized soil, poor seed, and scarcity of water. about one third of the cultivated land is irrigated; the construction of multipurpose dams and reservoirs along the rivers in the zagros and elburz mts. has increased the amount of water available for irrigation. agricultural programs of modernization, mechanization, and crop and livestock improvement, and programs for the redistribution of land are increasing agricultural production. infoplease.com