New project on date palm cultivation in the Jordan Valley won

A three-year project on data palm cultivation has been won, financed by PADUCO

03/16/2017 | 2:50 PM

paduco-banner ACWFS, together with Al Quds University, Hebron University, the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture and two private partners, have won a competitive €160K grant from the Palestinian-Dutch Academic Cooperation Program on Water (PADUCO).  


The grant will support the 3-year research project “Precision irrigation and optimization of using fertilizer in date palm tree cultivation in the Jordan Valley”. The main objective of the project is to enhance food security by improving the feasibility of date palm tree cultivation in the Jordan Valley through integrating precision irrigation and optimizing the use of chemical fertilizer applying Real Time  SMART software. For details please contact Roelf Voortman (r.l.voortman@vu.nl) or Ben Sonneveld (b.g.j.s.sonneveld@vu.nl) at ACWFS.