Recent rainfall ups agricultural water reserve to 70% — minister

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AMMAN — The recent downpour has raised the water storage of farm dams and harvesting pits to 70 percent of their overall capacity, amid efforts by the Ministry of Water and Irrigation to address the repercussions of climate change on the agricultural sector, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

During the opening speech of a dialogue session with the private sector and media outlets, Minister of Agriculture Khaled Huneifat said on Wednesday that the ministry is looking to carry out a comprehensive national water harvesting project to address the effects of climate change, most notably water scarcity due to fluctuating rainfall.

To that end, the ministry has expanded water harvesting and water-saving projects and granted green energy loans for projects and agricultural industries, Huneifat said. He noted that 63 farm dams and harvesting pits were constructed in 2022, bringing the total number of water-harvesting facilities to 163.

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