The model farm will be established in Jordan and will be managed by Israeli and Jordanian experts. It will provide for the exchange of appropriate agro-technology and expertise between Israeli and Jordanian farmers.
(Communicated by the Deputy Regional Cooperation Minister’s Media Advisor)
A "model farm" agreement – under the aegis of the Regional Cooperation Ministry, led by Deputy Minister Ayoub Kara – will be signed tomorrow (Tuesday, 8 March 2016), between the Tamar Regional Council and the South Ghor regional council in Jordan. The initiative is designed to resolve a long-term threat that vermin – mainly the housefly – pose to agriculture in the Jordan Valley, on both sides of the Jordan River, and promote advanced and efficient agriculture in both Israel and Jordan.
The model farm will be established in Jordan and will be managed by Israeli and Jordanian experts. It will provide for the exchange of appropriate agro-technology and expertise between Israeli and Jordanian farmers regarding the housefly, the use of various fertilizers, the identification of suitable varieties of agricultural products, and increasing the profitability of agriculture in the South Ghor region.
The Regional Cooperation Ministry is investing NIS 500,000 in the initiative. Other partners include EcoPeace and the Jordanian Jordan Valley Authority.
The signing ceremony will be held in the presence of Deputy Regional Cooperation Minister Ayoub Kara, Tamar Regional Council Chairman Dov Litvinoff, South Ghor regional council chairman Salem Alkalifat, Regional Cooperation Ministry Director General Hashem Hussein, EcoPeace-Israel Director Gideon Bromberg and EcoPeace-Jordan Director Munqeth Mehyar.