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3E-Center for climate, smart saline land, water management and natural capital accounting (NCA) in Jordan


Titre : 3E-Center for climate, smart saline land, water management and natural capital accounting (NCA) in Jordan

Pays : Jordanie

Dates : Start date : 1 January 2020 // End date : 13 June 2022

Identification projet : NL-KVK-27378529-PVW4S19080

Programme : Partners for Water (PVW4) – Phase 2, 2016 – 2021

Saline Farming is the renewed name of Salt Farm Texel ( Saline Farming focuses on innovating agriculture under increasingly saline conditions. Four factors are important here : * choice of crop and variety ; * method of tillage ; * fertilization and * irrigation. Saline Farming validated and partly enhanced the knowledge developed on Texel in several countries. The same is currently being done in Jordan.

The consortium consists of 3 organisations. Saline Farming will act as the secretary. Nectearra ( provides various services related to water and groundwater, specifically focused on research and advice in matters such as exploration, extraction and management of groundwater, smart water management and 3R (recharge, retention, reuse) and agroforestry. Nectaerra operates from a wide network in the water sector. Delphy ( provides various research, advice and training services for flower, fruit and vegetable cultivation at home and abroad.

The three partners operate as partners under a largely shared project management. The National Agricultural Research Center NARC has a very strong network in the country and ample knowledge of the local conditions and local agricultural practice. In addition, NARC also has a huge outreach to the farmers. After all, they must operate under the salty conditions.

This consortium aims to introduce the pioneering innovations in crops and cultivation techniques under salinizing conditions in Jordan. Saline Farming introduces new cultivation techniques. Nectaerra contributes to knowledge development of water availability, efficiency and management and agroforestry. Delphy supports this development with agricultural and commercial knowledge. The local knowledge and network of NARC provides fast upscaling options.

The salt farming approach supervises the testing of the technical and commercial feasibility of the combined agro-water solutions in saline cultivation, water management and agroforestry. The possibility of scaling will be determined. In the short term, the feasibility will be tested at two locations, one NARC farm and one NARC research centre. Furthermore, the locations will be used to scale up the approach through training, capacity building and demonstration. Knowledge validation and expansion under local circumstances is of course an important part of this. The long-term goal is to develop a system in which the effective transfer of innovative knowledge of farming solutions to the agricultural sector is possible. Meanwhile effective partnerships will be built to give farmers access to attractive forms of financing to make the necessary improvements under the guidance of the consortium. In the long term, the consortium strives to create a revenue model that, in addition to training and advice, also generates income from farm inputs.

Partenaire (s) : The Salt Doctors B.V., FarmTreeServices, Nectaerra, Coöperatie Generous Minds UA, Delphy B.V., IV-Groep B.V., Netherlands Enterprise Agency

Budget Total : €100,331

Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)

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