The biggest challenges for farmers in the Jordan Valley are excessive salinity in the soil and water and the problem of nutrient and pest management. Since 2014 the Agricultural Cooperation for Development (AC4D) program in the Jordan Valley has been supporting farmers with techniques and readily accessible technologies to overcome these challenges.
The AC4D-team helps the local farmers by introducing cutting edge techniques and technologies like large-scale hydroponics. The technologies are made accessible to local farmers through low cost implementation strategies and commercial scale demonstrations across the Jordan Valley.
Trials from our demonstration farm have in four years yielded over 600,000 kilograms of fresh produce, which is given to Operation Mercy’s local partners for distribution among the most vulnerable families in Jordan.