On the road to sustainable agritourism in Jordan

Jordan’s delicious mix of cultural heritage and gastronomic delights is set to diversify and supplement the incomes of local food producers through investments that will link them to tourism markets, an effort gathering pace after the first meeting of the Agritourism Development Task Force in early 2024. Jordan’s Agritourism Development Taskforce gets to work Tourists seeking a unique blend of traditional cuisine and historic cultural attractions as part of their travel experience could soon be adding an agritourism stay in

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A study tour in Italy gives Jordanian and Palestinian olive oil producers food for thought

A group of Palestinian and Jordanian olive producers and government representatives visited Apulia, Italy’s leading olive oil producing region, to see what it takes – investments, innovations, cooperation between the public and private sectors – to build a booming industry. The delegation met with olive oil producers – both large firms and small family-run companies – technical experts, local authorities and olive oil cooperatives. They toured modern and ancient olive groves and mills and saw different cultivation methods and advanced

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Sharing innovations in irrigation and pruning to help Jordan’s olive trees thrive

Technical training on good pruning and irrigation techniques targeted technicians and extension service agents of the Jordanian Ministry of Agriculture (MoA). Practical workshops for farmers and support services took place in Al-Karak, Al-Salt and Irbid – the country’s most important olive growing regions. The sessions were geared at boosting plant health and yields, cutting production costs, promoting efficient harvesting methods and reducing water usage. “Maximising harvests for farmers and promoting good irrigation techniques remains very important from both economic and

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