Jordan-ICARDA partnerships grow stronger

August 31, 2010 at 10:58 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Renewed commitment to partnership. Left to right: H.E. Eng. Mazen Khasawneh, Minister of Agriculture; Dr Kamil Shideed; Dr Nasri Haddad

H.E. Engineer Mazen Khasawneh, Jordan’s Minister of Agriculture, commended ICARDA’s  work in the country and in dry areas in many parts of the world. He was briefed by Dr Kamel Shideed, ICARDA’s ADG for International Cooperation, on progress being made in joint Jordan-ICARDA projects. Several issues were discussed, including shared development goals, the challenge of declining natural resources, technologies for climate change adaptation, and the new Water and Livelihood Initiative, for which Jordan will host the benchmark site for rangeland areas. The meeting was attended by Dr Faisal Awawdeh, Director General of the National Center for Agricultural Research and Extension, and Dr Nasri Haddad, Coordinator of ICARDA’s West Asia Regional Program.

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