Sahara Forest Project announces food security program

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Press Release Sahara Forest Project (SFP), and Al Hussein Technical University (HTU) launched a training program targeting vulnerable Jordanian and Syrian youth from different governorates to boost agricultural practices in the Kingdom, SFP said in a statement.اضافة اعلان

The program is held in collaboration with the UN refugee agency UNHCR, and will see the participation of 18 graduates aged 22–25 years from different universities in a 14-week intensive training program, led by local and international experts.

“The trainees will learn more about regenerative agriculture, desalination with renewable solar energy, biological pest control, irrigation efficiency, and post-harvesting techniques,” the statement said.

Participants will receive soft and language skills training.

“I want to thank the participants for signing up to this program,” said SFP Managing Director Kjetil Stake, during a launching event held in September, under the patronage Norwegian Ambassador to Amman Espen Lindbaeck.

“I hope we may inspire each other when it comes to boosting climate-smart agriculture in the Kingdom of Jordan. Warm thanks also to everyone at HTU and UNHCR for your active role in making this happen,” Stake added.

The training program results from meetings held on the sidelines of a state visit by Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway to Jordan in March 2020. It follows three training cohorts, which trained a total of 50 young female engineers. HTU and SFP signed a new agreement stepping up the work in August 2022.

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