Jordanese hydroponics project takes world stage at Paris Peace Forum

The World Food Programme’s (WFP) “H2Grow” project, a soil-less hydroponics technique that was implemented in Azraq and is now attracting global attention, was presented this week at the second annual Paris Peace Forum, according to the WFP.

The peace forum, which was held from November 11 to 13, brought together world leaders, international organisations, NGOs, companies, universities and many others to focus on collective solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges, including climate change, migration, economic inequality and conflict, a WFP statement said.

The WFP’s H2Grow project, one of 100 projects selected from around the world, was showcased at the summit as an example of a “concrete solution” to some of these challenges, according to the statement.

Jordan is one of seven countries where the WFP has introduced H2Grow, piloting a successful new cultivation method that is helping smallholder farmers to grow fresh, green animal fodder in the dry desert of Azraq, the statement said, adding that with some basic equipment and training provided by the project, smallholders can produce fresh green barley for their animals within around seven days throughout the year.

Read more at The Jordan Times

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