Within the framework of the project on enhancing the resilience and sustainability of the agricultural sector in the Arab region, ESCWA, in cooperation with the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development, organized a national consultation session on enhancing the resilience and sustainability of the agricultural sector in Jordan. The session is part of a series of five national consultation sessions in Arab countries.
The consultation session considered ways to bolster Jordan's agricultural sector in the face of climate change, the unsustainable use of natural resources and the COVID-19 pandemic. The session, which gathered key national stakeholders from the agriculture sector, resulted in practical recommendations and the identification of national priorities. Representatives from the ministries of Agriculture, Water and Irrigation, Planning and International Cooperation participated in the national session, in addition to specialists in agricultural, environmental, marketing, and academic fields and representatives from associations and institutions from the public and private sectors and civil society.
It is expected that these five national consultation sessions in the targeted countries will result in a comprehensive document that identifies priorities and recommendations for the region's agricultural sector.