Sun and sea water powers vegetable farms in Jordan

Three hectares of desert used to grow organic crops in EU-funded project

Jordan, a water-poor country that is 90% desert, has launched a project to turn its sand dunes into farming land to produce food using sun and sea water.

King Abdullah II and Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon recently attended a ceremony to mark the official opening of the “Sahara Forest Project” near the southern port city of Aqaba.

130 tonnes of food

In the first stage, the project aims to produce up to 130 tonnes of organic vegetables per year from an area the size of four football pitches..................Read more


Source: The Hindu

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