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Agriculture minister follows up on EU Madad Fund project

By JT - Aug 09,2022 - Last updated at Aug 10,2022

AMMAN — Minister of Agriculture Khalid Hneifat on Monday attended a meeting of the steering committee of the EU Madad Fund’s Livelihood Improvement Project, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the EU, the World Food Programme and the Ministries of Environment, Labour, Social Development, Planning and Water.

The project, with a value of $12.5 million, aims to create a system for registering and documenting agricultural holdings.

It also provides support for small farms and families in rural areas through grants to implement pioneering agricultural projects. 

In addition, the project aims to manage natural resources, decrease soil erosion, maintain irrigation channels, reduce water losses, support forest nurseries by providing labour and establish four forests and four pastoral reserves.

Hneifat highlighted the project’s consistency with the national plan for sustainable agriculture.

Hneifat expressed appreciation for the support provided by various partners and agencies, which will aid in implementing the ministry's vision and aspirations. 

 

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