U.S. provides $1 million to support Jordan's agriculture sector

[28-08-2017 04:39 PM]

Ammon News - AMMONNEWS - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing $1 million, as part a two-year operational plan, to support Jordan's agriculture sector.

The U.S. grant was announced during a meeting between Minister of Agriculture, Khalid Al-Hanifat, and a USDA delegation, on Monday, held discussed ways to enhance the capacities of the ministry's cadres and benefit from the U.S. expertise in the field of water harvesting and rangeland management in Jordan.

Al-Hanifat hailed the U.S. support to the Jordanian government, in general, and to the Kingdom's agriculture sector, in particular, in terms of benefiting from the U.S. expertise in the field of water harvesting by using modern methods to maintain rangeland, develop the desert and adapt to climate change.

The USDA to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Agriculture and related bodies to build institutional capacities in the field of water harvesting and rangeland management and to analyze strengths and weaknesses to enhance capacities and adopt the necessary programs and geographical systems in cooperation with a US university specialized in this field.

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