Agriculture Ministry, WFP sign 2 agreements to support farmers, develop Azraq plantation

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AMMAN — Minister of Agriculture Khaled Hneifat and Resident Representative of the World Food Program (WFP) Alberto Correia signed an agreement to provide support to farmers to excavate rainwater harvesting wells, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra. اضافة اعلان

Under the agreement, the support will be provided to excavate 100 wells in the governorates of Ajloun, Mafraq, and Karak by providing JD1,500 to each farmer who owns these wells, in alignment with the water harvesting program at the farm level within the agricultural plan for 2022–2025.

The two sides also signed an agreement to develop agriculture in Azreq by establishing a number of greenhouses.

Hneifat stressed the importance of cooperating with international partners in developing the agricultural sector, according to the phases of the National Sustainable Agriculture Plan, one of its key items contains water harvesting plans through water collection wells inside cities and farms, in addition to establishing dams and earthen pits that provide a water reserve for home plants and drinking water, as well as providing water for livestock.

He underlined the importance of maintaining cooperation with the WFP and all international partners and the private sector to ensure a real construction of the agricultural sector, in accordance with a clear and coherent roadmap for the agricultural plan.

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