Jordan, France talk agricultural cooperation

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AMMAN — Director-General of the National Center for Agricultural Research Nizar Haddad discussed on Saturday with the Regional Director for the Middle East at the French Agency for Development (AFD) Catherine Bonnaud means to enhance joint cooperation in many agricultural fields.اضافة اعلان

The Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported that during the meeting, Haddad said that the AFD was a “true partner in developing the incubator for agricultural innovation and entrepreneurship at the center” through the Smart Desert project led by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

The project is in cooperation with the Inter-Islamic Network on Water Resources Development and Management, and the other partners Blumont, Horizon, GreenTech, in addition to the development of scientific research tools, Haddad noted.

Sustainable Development Goals, he noted, can only be achieved through cooperation with partners, especially in training and qualification, capacity-building and investment in creative individuals, and transforming creative ideas into projects that achieve comprehensive development.

Bonnaud voiced pride in the partnership with the center and its leading role in finding solutions for many challenges facing the agricultural sector. She pointed out that the Agricultural Innovation and Entrepreneurship Incubator is a Jordanian success story and a fertile environment for creative ideas.

AFD’s Representative Laurent Duriez pointed to the joint cooperation between the agency and center through the development of the incubator, stressing that it has fostered and developed the ideas of young entrepreneurs, farmers, agronomists, and the private sector.

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