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News in Photos: Transhumance in Sghar, Batroun

Examples of fixed transhumance are found in the North Governorate of Lebanon. Some settlements, like Sghar in Batroun, are used during summer periods from beginning of June till mid-October. Inhabitants move in October to coastal towns situated at an average of 200 meters above sea level. The transhumance is motivated by agricultural activities (historically by the mulberry silkworm culture). The main crops in the coastal towns are olive, grape and citrus. For the mountain towns, the crops are summer fruits, mainly apples and pears.

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