Ahmad Mayyas, a passionate farmer and a nursery owner, could not believe it when he was approached to volunteer as a focal point with Youth Without Borders (YWB) to build the first community hydroponic project in Ramtha, which was supported by HAED‐Jo (Hydroponic Agriculture and Employment Development‐Jordan) Project.

“It was a unique opportunity to be involved in an innovative agriculture project that I could not miss. I had heard so much about hydroponic projects in the past but I could not believe my luck when I was asked to work on one!” says Ahmad enthusiastically.      


For some families traditional farming is their identity; unifies older and younger generations separated by hand-held technologies and digital social media. However, farmers maintain cross generational significance as they continue to be a part of the pillars of a functional society.