Developing a simplified Decision Support System
For land and water management in the
Central Jordan Valley to enhance food security
Project supported by:
The Regional Partnership of Culture and Development (RPCD)
While farming is the predominant profession for many Palestinians and Jordanians in the Jordan Valley region, the agricultural system still lacks proper planning and management. Along the region, most water and land resources are utilized for agricultural uses, and therefore, agricultural planning is more challenging under the existing conditions and limitations.
Just like any other arid regions, groundwater is the main water source for drinking, agriculture, and industrial uses, in particular in the Palestinian side where Palestinians have no access to surface water and very limited access to ground water resources. In addition, land degradation is becoming increasingly clear due to both natural and anthropogenic implications ... read more