JD15m earmarked to support Wala Agricultural Station — Hneifat

Agriculture Minister Khaled Hneifat
Minister of Agriculture Khaled Hneifat. (Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN  — Minister of Agriculture Khaled Hneifat announced Thursday that JD15 million has been allocated to support and develop Wala Agricultural Station over a course of four years, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

The announcement came during the inspection of the Cyprus Goat Breeding Project at the Wala station, in Madaba, which includes a herd of 187 breeding at the station to improve milk production. 

Hneifat also followed up on a hydroponic project being constructed at a cost of $600,000 in Al-Mujib Dam area.

Eighty agreements were signed with 80 farmers, 30 percent of whom were women, who will receive assistance through a $4,000 grant by the Food and Agriculture Organization to undertake pilot projects in agro-food industries.

Hneifat noted the importance of such agreements, of which there are 300 nationwide, for women’s empowerment and food security.

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