Voices from the field

Turning Sinai green - a story of Jamal Al Khouli

Turning Sinai green - a story of Jamal Al Khouli

Back in 2008 I sold my 0.5 ha of land in the Nile basin, south of Egypt, and bought 2 ha of land in the north of Sinai. I found the land wouldn’t give the crops I was used to but in 2011 the extension staff of the Desert Research Center (DRC) introduced me to the benefits of a project they were conducting in collaboration with the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA). The project was focusing on planting salt-tolerant crops for feeding animals.

Trust builds confidence – a story of Abu Rafee from Jordan

Trust builds confidence – a story of Abu Rafee from Jordan

Recent changes in weather patterns, such as prolonged droughts, and extreme temperatures, as well as increased rainfall irregularity, intensity and distribution, have further negatively impacted on the natural and agro-ecosystems in the region and increased the vulnerability of the people dependent on these resources for their livelihood.

Turning Sinai green

Turning Sinai green

Recent changes in climate pattern, such as prolonged droughts, and extreme temperatures, as well as increased rainfall irregularity, intensity and distribution, have further negatively impacted the natural and agro-ecosystems in the region and increased the vulnerability of the people dependent on these resources for their livelihood. As the populations and economies of the region grow, the demand for food will increase and the water scarcity will worsen, resulting in further competition between the industrial, agricultural and domestic sectors.