Hydroponic Green Farming Initiative Program
The USAID funded Hydroponic Green Farming Initiative (HGFI) program is a three year program that aims to introduce an integrated model of hydroponic farming tied with renewable energy generation in large-commercial farms and small rural households. This integrated system will promote water conservation and clean energy use in the hydroponic system, all while increasing agricultural livelihoods.
During the preliminary phases of the program, HGFI will conduct a feasibility study to assess high-value potential crops and hydroponic systems to be implemented in Jordan. The Program will develop profitable and sustainable business models that could be replicated and used to build local expertise and skills required for wide-scale adoption of this technology in Jordan and the region.
The program aims at changing behaviors and introducing new technologies to farmers and households through a participatory approach, using social marketing and outreach. The project will work closely with the community and the private sector to create the linkages and partnerships. The project will bring in local successful private sector representatives as role models and mentors, partnerships between the CBOs, private sector, the National Center for Agricultural Research and Extension (NCARE) and universities will be created by the project team throughout the life of the project.