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West Asia and North Africa.

Western Mediterranean.

Desert areas with extremely low rainfall.

Low rainfall areas with less than 250 mm annually - the Rangeland

Cereal Zone with 250 to 500 mm

High Rainfall Zone above 500 mm

High rainfall zone outside the Mediterranean pattern of rainfall. Summer growing season

Medic has been sown in zone between Casablanca and Safi. Safi also centre for IFAD project with medic.

Settat an important area for medic.

Seed production unit at El Jadida

El Kemis is south west of Blida.

El Kroub is near Contantine.

Unfortunately Zaghouan is not shown. It is inland from the Gulf of Hammamat.

Le Kef and Siliana are south of Jundubah.

Sejnane is in the north east corner south of Bizerte.

El Marj was the centre of the Jebel al Akdhar project.

The Jefara Plains sowing of medic was in the west of Libya - south and west of Tripoli.

Eastern Mediterranean

Desert areas with extremely low rainfall.

Low rainfall areas with less than 250 mm annually - the Rangeland

Cereal Zone with 250 to 500 mm

High Rainfall Zone above 500 mm

High rainfall zone outside the Mediterranean pattern of rainfall. Summer growing season

West Asia

Desert areas with extremely low rainfall.

Low rainfall areas with less than 250 mm annually - the Rangeland

Cereal Zone with 250 to 500 mm

High Rainfall Zone above 500 mm

High rainfall zone outside the Mediterranean pattern of rainfall. Summer growing season

Occupied Palestine Territory

The medic areas were at Madaba and Irbid.

Ma'in the rangeland area is between Madaba and the Dead sea.

ICARDA is at Aleppo

ACSAD is at Damascus.

The South Australian medic project was at Arbil (Erbil).

The Western Australian project was based in Mosul but with sites stretching to the Syrian border.

Australia and North Africa compared.

The above transposition of Australia on the map of North Africa demonstrate the similarities in climate. In particular Adelaide and Tunis have very similar climates.

South Australia and South Africa

Desert areas with extremely low rainfall.

Low rainfall areas with less than 250 mm annually - Rangeland

Cereal Zone with 250 to 500 mm

High Rainfall Zone above 500 mm

High rainfall zone outside the Mediterranean pattern of rainfall. Summer growing season

South and North America

Some rainfalls and temperatures

COUNTRY AND TOWN

Altitude metres

Annual rainfall.

mm.

Rainfall in Autumn, Spring, Winter.

mm.

Rainfall in Summer. mm.

Winter cold - average min.

ºC

SPAIN
Jaen
578
601
568
23
5.4
Cordoba
110
674
656
18
5.2
Toledo
717
566
465
101
1.3
Seville
9
564
550
14
6.8
ITALY
Milan
121
1017
744
273
1.3
Castel di Fiori
550
864
762
102
2.5
Palermo
31
512
483
29
8.6
Rome
17
744
671
73
5
GREECE
Athens
107
402
375
27
7
ARGENTINA
Mendoza
801
193
121
72
2.3
Tinogasta
1201
173
63
110
-1
MOROCCO
Marrakesh
460
241
227
14
5
TUNISIA
Tunis
66
422
403
19
7
TURKEY
Ismir
28
652
627
25
5
USA
Sacramento
5
474
468
6
5
COUNTRY AND TOWN

Altitude metres

Annual rainfall.

mm.

Rainfall in Autumn, Spring, Winter. mm.

Rainfall in Summer. mm.

Winter cold

ºC

AUSTRALIA
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Roseworthy
114
441
378
63
6.4
Murray Bridge
15
345
288
57
5.7
Loxton
66
274
217
57
4.3
Wilpena
530
428
341
87
3.2
VICTORIA
Shepparton
113
503
407
96
3.5
Bendigo
225
550
451
99
4
Mildura
51
293
231
62
5
Ararat
295
616
513
103
4.6
TASMANIA
Launceston
171
700
563
137
2.7
Hobart
4
530
395
135
4.2
Scottsdale
200
984
810
174
3.8
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Moora
203
461
426
35
6.8
York
174
460
426
34
5.2
Narrogin
340
505
465
40
6
Frankland
230
601
538
63
6.6
Kalgoorlie
360
256
193
63
5.3
Ongerup
286
383
333
50
6
Scaddan
230
513
420
93
6.8