The Sahara Forest Project Foundation has entered into a training cooperation with Al Hussein Technical University (HTU) in Jordan with a program that is especially focussed at female engineering students.
As Jordan is among the water-poorest nations on earth, and young engineers need practical training as part of their preparations for careers in a developing agriculture sector, the partnership contribute to knowledge exchange and awareness-raising towards the need to adapt innovative solutions related to climate change, water, energy, and food security.
The Sahara project uses sun, sea and wind as its energy sources. They desalinate the sea water to produce water for the hydroponic growth system. This way, they hope to make the desert a bit greener, and also provide local jobs.
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