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News FAO launches “Hydroponics and Aquaponics” water-saving systems in Jordan

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) launched on 10 February  a pioneering project to provide capacity building and technical support for the Integrated Agri-Aquaculture (IAA) farming systems in Jordan.

In line with a technical cooperation agreement signed between the two parties in early January, FAO conducted an inception workshop to acquaint stakeholders and programme partners with the scope and outlines of the project entitled: “Introduction of Aquaponics and Hydroponics in Support of Effective Use of Water.” The workshop covers also the implementation strategy and work plan.

The workshop was under the patronage of his Excellency Eng. Ibrahim Shahahdeh , Minister of Agriculture and attended by a group of stakeholders and government partners. Hydroponics is the cultivation of plants in water without soil, while Aquaponics combines it with fish production in the same water for the plants.

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Geographical coverage Jordan,
News date 25/02/2020
Working language(s) ENGLISH