Jordan: Aquaponics projects to be launched in Northern Jordan Valley

The Ministry of Agriculture signed an agreement with the Jordan Agricultural Engineers Association on Tuesday, September 5, to set up a fish farming and aquaponics facilities in the Northern Jordan Valley.

The project targets fresh graduate engineers, adding that the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will offer a grant of up to $75,000 as part of the agreement, Jordan News Agency, Petra reported.

The project offers training and qualification opportunities for a vast number of new graduate engineers, in addition to direct and indirect job opportunities for at least 15 others, with the potential for more as the project expands, as well as 20 job opportunities for logistics and project assistance positions, said President of the Association Ahmad Hamouri.

Minister of Agriculture Khaled Hneifat said the ministry is open to investments in its agricultural stations with the aim of rehabilitating them and achieving added value locally through production inputs and employment. The ministry also seeks to promote entrepreneurship and create job opportunities for youth across the governorates.


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