FAO launches training program to support sustainable aquaculture

(Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) launched a training program as part of its efforts to support the formulation of a sustainable aquaculture strategy in Jordan. اضافة اعلان

The project aims to increase fish productivity in rural agricultural communities and the private sector, and to provide planning tools for sustainable aquaculture development to government officials, the Jordan News Agency, Petra reported.

Technical practices, capabilities in aquaculture innovationThe training program is focused on developing technical practices and strengthening capabilities in aquaculture innovation, with the aim of building the capacity of stakeholders with the principles of aquaculture.

The pilot project for marine aquaculture will be established in the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA), with the aim of increasing national production of products and contributing to food security.

Nabil Assaf, FAO representative in Jordan, said that building the capacities of partners in aquaculture is the first major step for developing the sector. He added that at the farm level, the focus must first be on resource utilization efficiency and the economic and livelihood incentives that affect farmers' decisions.

ASEZA's support for FAO projectThe president of ASEZA, Nayef Fayez, said that the training is a critical component of the sustainability of the project and the adoption of marine aquaculture production.

The FAO project, he said, has ASEZA's full cooperation and support.

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