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Jordan with agricultural transformation

Йордания с трансформация в земеделието
A transformative movement is underway in Jordan's agricultural sector to foster a new generation of climate-smart farmers. This shift towards sustainable and sustainable agriculture is essential for a nation grappling with challenges such as reduced water availability, rising temperatures and disruptions to the global food system.

The World Bank's Land of Mines (ARDI) program, launched in 2022, is at the forefront of this transformation. With a budget of $125 million, ARDI focuses on promoting water-efficient and climate-resilient agricultural practices, offering crucial support to around 30,000 farms.

The project also aims to create approximately 12,000 new jobs, with a particular emphasis on the inclusion of women and youth, who have traditionally been underrepresented in this sector.

Jordan's commitment to increasing food security is further reflected in its National Food Security Strategy launched last year. The strategy outlines concrete actions to strengthen food systems and create employment, which is critical for a country that is among the most water-scarce in the world.

Agriculture, although contributing only 5.6 percent to the national GDP, becomes even more significant when the contribution of the entire food industry sector is taken into account, ranging between 20-25 percent of GDP. A significant portion of Jordan's poor population relies on agriculture for their livelihood, which explains the efforts being made to revive this sector.

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