The ministry of agriculture in the caretaker government of Gaza has conclude an agreement with the Jordanian company Al-Kawafel ,an industrial and agricultural company, specialized in making compound fertilizers.
According to this agreement a water farm (hydroponics) will be established on an area of 2 donums in the liberated lands of Gaza Strip.
Palestinian minister of agriculture Dr, Mohammad Al-Agha, while receiving the delegation of Jordan agricultural engineers, that accompanied the aid convoy “Miles of Smiles 11” Sunday morning expressed his approval to allocate the said land for this pilot project, and praised the efforts of those who adopted the initiative.
The Jordanian delegation briefed the Palestinian minister on the Jordanian experience regarding the water farms, its techniques, the soil components, and the right practices that should be followed.
The Jordanian delegation, meanwhile, expressed admiration concerning the agricultural projects in Gaza, and hailed the efforts of Gaza agricultural engineers and other field experts at the ministry.
According to the agreement between Gaza agriculture ministry, and Al=Kawafel company, the later will begin within few months a project to produce chemical and organic fertilizers, in Gaza Strip, with the cost of two million dollars.
The Agricultural Engineers Association of Gaza said that in case this project would succeed, then it would prove the success of Gaza in breaking the siege that banned the entry of fertilizers.
The association added that this would make a significant development in the field of agricultural production to ensure food security in the coastal enclave.
Dr. Al-Agha, also praised the continuous efforts of Jordan’s Association of Agricultural Engineers in developing the agricultural sector, and in bringing their high experience about water farms to be applied in Gaza.