Jordan to host 9th Global Land Forum on May 23

Agriculture Minister Khaled Hneifat
Minister of Agriculture Khaled Al-Hneifat. (File photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — Minister of Agriculture Khaled Al-Hneifat said that Jordan will be hosting the “largest event of its kind” on May 23 for the ninth Global Land Forum, which will cover issues of land on a global, regional, and national level, a press statement said.اضافة اعلان

The event, held under royal auspice, will be held in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, the International Land Coalition, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and Seeds for Development and Culture.

The forum is expected to attract 800 guests from 150 countries at its meeting place in the Dead Sea.

Over the three days Jordan’s land governance and management strategy, land governance policies in the world, and the most pertinent challenges facing the world — from climate change to conflict and their impact on the environment and land — will be discussed, according to Hneifat.

The minister indicated that the forum will also discuss ways to deal with water crises, and modern technologies in all sectors, as well as provide a space to exchange experiences among participating countries, especially since the forum brings together a number of ministers of agriculture, international organizations, experts, academics, opinion leaders and specialists from all sectors related to earth.

He added that the forum will offer means to identify the region’s most prominent challenges and their impact on Jordan and the region including the refugee crisis, climate change, and supply chain changes caused by surrounding conflicts.

Representative of Seeds for Development and Culture Raeed Gharib said that the forum will include many essential sessions that will discuss multi-level land-use planning, decentralization in land management, integration in building a coherent regional community for optimal land use, as well as support for youth and women in land investment within rural areas.

The forum will provide recommendations for the upcoming climate summit in Cairo.

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