Palestinian engineer pioneers hydroponics farm in northern Gaza Strip

To overcome the agricultural problems faced by farmers in the Gaza Strip, newly-graduated Palestinian agricultural engineer Irada al-Za'anin has established the first-ever "water farm" in her house.

The project aims to reduce the area used in agriculture, saving effort and time as well as maintaining the amount of water used for irrigation.

Al-Za'anin, 24, from northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun, implemented her agricultural project, which is the first of its kind in Gaza, on 70 square meters of water basins, planting basic agricultural crops such as tomato, eggplant, chili, cucumber, lemon and other crops.

"Last month I reaped tomatoes, which were equivalent to a ton of healthy and fresh tomatoes. This is proof of the success of my project," al-Za'anin told Xinhua, while busy with picking eggplants.

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