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FAO supports development of aquaponics in Jordan

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Agriculture to provide capacity building and technical support for the Integrated Agri-Aquaculture farming systems in Jordan.

The Technical Cooperation Project (TCP) was signed by FAO Representative Ad-Interim in Jordan Alexis Bonte and Minister of Agriculture Ibrahim Shahahdeh, toward the “Introduction of Aquaponics and Hydroponics in Support of Effective Use of Water”, according to an FAO statement made available to The Jordan Times.

The joint project falls within FAO’s regional initiatives on water scarcity and encouraging small-scale family farming across the Near East and North Africa, and is designed to train 60 unemployed agricultural engineer graduates and farmers.

The project also seeks to set up a knowledge base and research on “Hydroponics and Aquaponics” farming units at one of the Ministry’s centres.

Read more at The Jordan Times


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