JEDCO, FAO sign deal on climate change resilience in rural areas

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AMMAN — The Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation (JEDCO) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) signed an agreement on Wednesday for cooperation in climate change adaptation, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

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The deal was inked under the Rural Economic Growth and Employment Project run by the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the government of the Netherlands to conduct natural resources management programs in rural areas in Jordan, said a JEDCO statement.


The project's objectives are to improve small farmers' and small and medium-size agricultural companies' technical and competitive capacities, integrate smallholder farmers into value chains, and provide women and youth with employment opportunities in rural areas. Additionally, it aims to increase exports of fruits and vegetables, as well as boost economic growth and incomes.


The agreement was signed by JEDCO CEO Abdulfattah Kayed and FAO Representative to Jordan Nabil Assaf.


According to Assaf, the FAO will work to improve the usage and productivity of irrigation water, as well as boost stakeholders' capacities to adopt appropriate social solutions. The project will also provide technical assistance and capacity-building programs to ensure food security.


JEDCO, Kayed said, seeks to strengthen Jordanian farmers' resilience in the face of water scarcity and climate change.


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