Al Nahda Women Network, which functions under the umbrella of the Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD), organized a visit to Durrat Al-Manal Company for Development and Training, Al-Yusr Agricultural Development Project, in the Southern Jordan Valley on June 14.
Principal Adviser of Durrat Al-Manal Company for Development and Training, Dr. Sawsan Al-Majali, and company Director Manal Al-Wazani, gave a presentation on the Al-Yusr project for the cultivation of moringa in response to the challenges and needs of the southern Jordan Valley region; the project provides scientific and practical solutions, and, more importantly, provided many job opportunities for region’s inhabitants in the field of agriculture, production, packaging, marketing, and export.
Moringa products, rich in vegetable proteins, are now ingredients in basic food products and sold in grocery and vegetable stores, as well as in gyms.
Durrat Al-Manal Company believes that a strong agricultural sector is one of the main pillars necessary to achieve national economic growth, and of paramount importance to becoming self-reliant, increasing the agricultural area, promoting the idea of food security in Jordan and the community economy, increasing job opportunities.
ARDD’s Executive Director Samar Muhareb said that Durret Al-Manal Company, with the help of women in the southern Jordan Valley, was able to overcome all difficulties and challenges to ensure the success of the project and to support women and youths in the region. She said that the “Moringa” project in the Jordan Valley is a development project “that contributes to the renaissance project and the advancement of our communities. “
At the end of the visit, Director of the Social Security Investment Fund and Al-Nahda Women’s Network member Kholoud Al-Saqqaf presented an honorary shield to Durret -Manal Company in appreciation of its efforts in this pioneering project, and an honorary shield to the women working in this pioneering project, in appreciation of their efforts to make it a success.
This visit is part of a series of visits organized by the network to several pioneering development projects for women, which seek economic, social, cultural and political empowerment in the various governorates of the Kingdom, thus exchanging experiences among women pioneers, staying in touch, and networking all around the kingdom.
This activity comes as part of ‘For us by us’ project in partnership with Heinrich Boell Foundation Jordan/Palestine.