Indigenous Agriculture in the Middle East

with Charles El-Hayek

Part of the Series:


Agriculture emerged in the Middle East 12.000 years ago. Crops, skills and ancestral knowledge have been passed down through generations to us. However, this indigenous agriculture was disrupted, dislodge to the profit of colonial production or simply destroyed. This is a short history of our Green Roots in the Middle East:

Dawn of Agriculture Founder Crops
Arab Agricultural RevolutionFirst Cookbooks Indigenous vs. Colonial Agriculture

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Charles El-Hayek

Historian and Slow Factory research fellow documenting our (lost) Indigeneity through historical research of land, fashion and language.