In September, 2017, HAED-Jo’s team of 13 trainees underwent their second training module in Netherlands. The training was delivered in partnership with HollandDoor, an HAED-Jo partner, and focused on the implementation of hydroponic, advanced greenhouses, and postharvest techniques, and created an understanding of the different suppliers, technology levels, and their applications on the ground.
This training is part of HAED-Jo’s focus on improving and expanding the skills and capacity of the agricultural workforce through practical and theoretical training and facilitating cross-institutional collaboration in order to expand the capacity to adopt and operate advanced systems throughout the sector.
The project’s team trainees is made up of representatives from key institutions, including universities, partner farmers, NARC (previously NCARE), the Agriculture Engineers Association, and ECO Consult. Upon completion of the modules, the trainees would represent the core team of trainers who will then form the base for knowledge dissemination on hydroponics, improved production, greenhouses, and postharvest and their applications in Jordan.
This is the second out of four modules planned for this team of trainees. HAED-Jo will continue to develop and lead activities for knowledge sharing and intra-institutional collaboration in order to support research, workforce development, and improved applications within the horticultural sector.
HollandDoor is an independent service provider, recognized and well known among professional horticultural and agricultural stakeholders in the Netherlands and abroad. Its core activity is supporting different horticultural stakeholders by organizing: tailor-made study tours, trainings and business matchmaking.
The Jordan Hydroponics Agriculture and Employment Development Project (HAED-Jo) is a three year project focusing on efficient farming in Jordan and creating employment opportunities for Jordanians and Syrian refugees in agricultural production and the associated postharvest chains. The project is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands to increase resilience of the hosting communities in Jordan.