A farm in a Jordan desert will grow about 130 tons of vegetables a year and will clean 95 liters of fresh water per day, Agro Center writes.
Jordan will use salty water, carbon dioxide, and the Sun to produce energy and clean water. The farm will be set up as a part of the Sahara Forest project. It is funded by the Government of Norway and the European Union. The farm will have two greenhouses with a total area of 1349.97 square meters. meters. The energy for the project will be generated by photoelectric panels, and the greenhouse irrigation technology will be used:
“The Sahara Forest project shows that usage of innovative technologies can change our ecosystems in a way that will benefit the climate, people, and business,”
said Vidar Helgesen, Norwegian climate and environment minister.
In the future, the organization intends to open a center with an area of 20 hectares in Jordan. The project in Aqaba is only the beginning. Recently, the Sahara Forest has completed a pilot project in Qatar and is now working in Tunisia. The CEO of the project in Sahara, Joachim Hauge said that Jordan could become a “green system hub.”