AMMAN — The Agent of the Foods and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in Jordan Nabil Assaf, Agriculture Minister Khalid Hneifat, Drinking water Minister Mohammad Al Najjar and Ambassador of the European Union to Jordan Maria Hadjitheodosiou on Tuesday frequented the hydroponics, aquaponics and fish hatchery programs in the Al Faisal nursery in the Jerash Governorate.
The pay a visit to integrated a presentation about the challenge “Introduction of Aquaponics and Hydroponics in Assist of Powerful Use of Water”, which supports and enhances the national competencies and capabilities concerning the administration, style and implementation of hydroponics jobs, according to a FAO statement.
The pay a visit to also bundled a tour of modern day farming systems in the nursery.
The tour aimed to drop light on the water-economical hydroponics, aquaponics and fish hatchery devices executed by FAO, in addition to modern-day agricultural jobs that present task options for agricultural engineers and financial commitment possibilities for farmers.
In his opening remarks, Assaf reported, “Hydroponics helps lessen the consumption of water, fertilisers and pesticides, and thus it is viewed as just one of the most sustainable and environmentally helpful agricultural systems, as well as an appealing component for buyers, specifically young men and women.”
Assaf also referred to the new strategic framework introduced by FAO for the period 2022-2031, which seeks to assistance the 2030 Agenda by means of the “Four Betters”, which are superior manufacturing, improved environment, superior nourishment, and improved daily life.
Hneifat observed that these jobs aid the ministry’s initiatives in the nationwide program for sustainable agriculture, which performs to create drinking water-saving projects in light of the growth of generation in accordance to crops with extra financial value.
They also make the capacities of agricultural engineers via the use of modern-day technologies, he additional.
Jaafar Al Emyan, the challenge coordinator, gave a presentation about the assignments goals, executed pursuits and achievements. 64 newly graduated agricultural engineers and farmers had been skilled on the job.
This joint project falls within just FAO’s regional initiatives on h2o shortage and encouraging tiny-scale family farming across the Near East and North Africa to deal with water shortage and encourage household farming devices. It is also aspect of Jordan’s 2025 vision, which aims to improve national drinking water protection and agricultural productivity.