Modern agricultural techniques, a solution to scarcity
Apr 12 2022
AMMAN – Water scarcity is the main concern of 65 percent of the population of Ajloun Governorate who depends on traditional agriculture for livelihood and income, according to Labor Watch.
This has led them to endeavor another approach, such as using modern agriculture methods”, the director of agriculture in Ajloun Governorate, Hussein Al-Khalidi, told Jordan News.
He added that modern agriculture techniques are becoming more widely used in Ajloun, but project owners and farmers are still in need of continuous guidance, especially for hydroponics farming. Hydroponics is the cultivation of plants without using soil. Vegetables are planted in inert growing media and supplied with nutrient-rich solutions, oxygen, and water. Khalidi said that “this type of agriculture requires a specific amount of nutrition to be added, and if any mistake happens, it will destroy the whole crop”.