Did you Know? Libya Imports 75% to 80% Of Its Food
Libya imports the majority of the food it consumes due to its inability to produce it locally. Because the nation is located within the vast Sahara desert, it receives extremely little precipitation. It also has weak soil and a harsh climate, both of which hinder food production. The financing of the Great Manmade River Project, which was designed to irrigate farmed fields, was a major attempt by former Libyan President Gaddafi to reverse the situation. This project ended up becoming the largest irrigation project in the world. It consists of a 1750-mile subterranean water pipe network. Libya's people, meanwhile, continue to rely on imported food to survive.