The Jordan Farmers Union is urging the adoption of a two-pronged strategy that combines the power of afforestation with cutting-edge scientific research to cultivate climate-resilient plant varieties.
Jordan's arid climate and limited water resources make agricultural production a precarious endeavor. However, with rising temperatures and increasingly frequent and severe droughts due to climate change, local farmers are grappling with reduced yields and escalating water scarcity.
Mahmoud Oran, president of the Jordan Farmers Union, told The Jordan Times that climate change goes beyond temperature fluctuations.
"Climate change results in drought, water scarcity, the spread of wildfires and rising water levels, leading to floods and other natural disasters that have caused ecological deterioration," Oran said.