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JORDAN, female engineers lead the way in sustainable agriculture

JORDAN, female engineers lead the way in sustainable agriculture | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
A Norwegian NGO has launched a joint training program to train female engineering graduates in the field of sustainable agriculture, with the aim of both encouraging Jordanian women to join the workforce and fight desertification.
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Jordan: Olive Mills Open With Average Harvest Predicted

Jordan: Olive Mills Open With Average Harvest Predicted | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Jordan opened up its 132 olive oil mills across the kingdom this week for the start of the 2020/21 harvesting season. An average season has been predicted by producers and mill owners, with olive oil production estimated at between 23,000 and 24,000 tons.

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How to scale-up greywater reuse in Jordan and Egypt

How to scale-up greywater reuse in Jordan and Egypt | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Much time, money and energy has been put into trialing greywater treatment technology in Jordan, but success rates are low. What can be learned from the work that has already been done to spread the use of the technology, both in Jordan and in Egypt?
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World's oldest bread found in Jordan far predates agriculture - Daily Sabah

World's oldest bread found in Jordan far predates agriculture - Daily Sabah | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Charred remains of a flatbread baked about 14,500 years ago in a stone fireplace at a site in northeastern Jordan have given researchers a delectable surprise: people began making bread, a vital staple food, millennia before they developed agriculture.

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The Dead River? How the waters of the Jordan run foul

The Dead River? How the waters of the Jordan run foul | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

As Syria’s farmers once again cultivate their lands, so the taps for irrigating crops are turned back on. But not everyone is happy.
For Jordan, Syria’s neighbour to the south, what is a dire water shortage problem could, with the end of the war, suddenly become worse.
The River Jordan, which rises on the slopes of Mt Hermon on the Syria-Lebanon border and flows 250km to end its journey emptying into the Dead Sea, is a vital source of water for the country which is named after it.
The trouble is that Syria – along with Israel and Jordan itself – has been taking vast amounts of water out of the river over the years.

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JORDAN: Impact of COVID-19 on the economy: economic sectors, food systems, households.

JORDAN: Impact of COVID-19 on the economy: economic sectors, food systems, households. | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
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Jordan: The people creating an oasis with seawater

Jordan: The people creating an oasis with seawater | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

hile the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the weakness of supply chains, for many people the fragility of our food networks is nothing new. Rising populations in water-stressed areas of the world increase the demand for food in the places it is hardest to grow, and the climate crisis is only making matters worse. The lack of freshwater is a serious threat to the survival of many people worldwide and drought caused by climate change compounds the issue.

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Study Finds Olives Grown at Higher Altitudes Yield Better Quality Oils

Study Finds Olives Grown at Higher Altitudes Yield Better Quality Oils | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

A recent study by Jerash University, in Jordan, has found that olives cultivated at higher elevations yield higher quality oils that those cultivated at lower elevations.
The researchers compared oils produced at 750 feet below sea level, in the Jordan Valley, with those produced at 1,600, 2,230 and 2,580 meters above sea level in Al-Subaihi, Kufaranja and Madaba, respectively.

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Jordan ends bread subsidy, doubling some prices, to help state finances

Jordan ends bread subsidy, doubling some prices, to help state finances | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
The move is expected to affect low income Jordanians, for whom flat pitta-like bread is an essential part of meals
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Jordan, France sign 10m-euro water resilience agreement

Jordan, France sign 10m-euro water resilience agreement | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
AMMAN — Jordan and France on Monday signed a 10-million-euro project agreement to boost the water sector’s resilience in northern Jordan, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. Water Minister Hazem Nasser and French Minister of State for Development and Francophonie Jean-Marie Le Guen signed the agreement detailing the project to be implemented by non-governmental organisation Action Against Hunger.
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