YEMEN: Qat Cultivation Draining Water Reserves

YEMEN: Qat Cultivation Draining Water Reserves
How Qat addiction has displaced subsistence farming and drained aquifers.

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Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.