Traveling workshop: from Palestine to Jordan

May 15, 2011 at 11:28 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The traveling workshop visits a Jordanian household that re-uses grey water to irrigate their home garden

Eleven farmers and technical staff from Palestine (West Bank and Gaza) visited Jordan during 17-22 April, for first-hand experience on the use of treated wastewater and grey water for irrigation. This ‘traveling workshop’ was part of a Netherlands-funded, ICARDA-coordinated program in Palestine. It aimed to share lessons learnt during an ongoing project in Jordan, led by the National Center for Agricultural Research and Extension (NCARE) and ICARDA.

The Palestinians visited project sites in Jordan – individual home gardens, farmers’ fields and research stations – where grey water and treated wastewater are being safely and productively used to irrigate a range of crops. They also learnt simple testing procedures to monitor water quality, and visited the Khirbet As-Samra wastewater treatment plant (the largest in Jordan) and the farmers’ cooperative that uses recycled water from the plant. Dr Faisal Awawdeh, Director General of NCARE, met with the participants. He stressed the importance of such interactions, within and between countries, to accelerate the dissemination of water-saving technologies.

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