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Officials discuss plan to enhance climate change resilience

By JT - Jul 17,2022 - Last updated at Jul 17,2022

AMMAN — Concerned ministers, in the presence of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Representative in Jordan Nabil Assaf, on Sunday checked on the mechanisms and the  plans to implement a project to enhance climate change resilience in the Kingdom, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. 

The project, titled “Building Resilience to Cope with Climate Change in Jordan through Improving Water Use Efficiency in the Agriculture Sector” (BRCCJ), seeks to improve the efficiency of water use in agriculture in the southern governorates, with a value of $33 million and funded by the Green Climate Fund in partnership with FAO and UNDP. 

Agriculture Minister Khalid Hneifat said that the ministry has established some 2,000 wells to collect rainwater in several governorates as part of a plan to establish 6,000 wells. 

Assaf highlighted the importance of the project and its executive action plan and achievement courses that last for seven years.

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