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Monday, March 7, 2016
Reg. Cooperation Ministry Invests in Unique Ecological Project on Both Sides of the Jordan River

Regional Cooperation Ministry to Invest NIS 500,000 in Unique Ecological
Project on Both Sides of the Jordan River
(Communicated by the Deputy Regional Cooperation Minister's Media Advisor)

A "model farm" agreement under the aegis of the Regional Cooperation
Ministry, led by Deputy Minister Ayoub Kara will be signed tomorrow
(Tuesday, 8 March 2016), between the Tamar Regional Council and the South
Ghor regional council in Jordan. The initiative is designed to resolve a
long-term threat that vermin mainly the housefly pose to agriculture in
the Jordan Valley, on both sides of the Jordan River, and promote advanced
and efficient agriculture in both Israel and Jordan.

The model farm will be established in Jordan and will be managed by Israeli
and Jordanian experts. It will provide for the exchange of appropriate
agro-technology and expertise between Israeli and Jordanian farmers
regarding the housefly, the use of various fertilizers, the identification
of suitable varieties of agricultural products, and increasing the
profitability of agriculture in the South Ghor region.

The Regional Cooperation Ministry is investing NIS 500,000 in the
initiative. Other partners include EcoPeace and the Jordanian Jordan Valley
Authority.

The signing ceremony, in the presence of Deputy Regional Cooperation
Minister Ayoub Kara, Tamar Regional Council Chairman Dov Litvinoff, South
Ghor regional council chairman Salem Alkalifat, Regional Cooperation
Ministry Director General Hashem Hussein, EcoPeace-Israel Director Gideon
Bromberg and EcoPeace-Jordan Director Munqeth Mehyar, will take place
tomorrow (Tuesday, 8 March 2016), at 15:00, at the Daniel Dead Sea Hotel.
The event is open to coverage.

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