AMMAN — Methods for Irrigation and Agriculture (MIRRA) conducted a capacity building programme for 15 female engineers seeking employment in the fields of agricultural and environmental engineering. The programme started in October 2020 and ended in December 2020 (30 days, 130 hours), and led to the employment of 40 per cent of the trainees, according to a MIRRA statement. The beneficiaries were female engineers ranging from 22 to 32 years of age. The trainees had different backgrounds in the fields of agricultural engineering, water engineering and environmental engineering from various academic institutes, including Hashemite University, Jordan University, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Al Balqa Applied University and German Jordanian University. The programme aimed to enhance the engineers’ capacities in innovation and food production regarding the water-energy-food nexus within Jordan, the statement said. Designed by MIRRA, the programme covered four training modules: Soilless agriculture technologies, organic farming, non-conventional water technologies, and drip irrigation technologies. This training was conducted through theoretical sessions, practical training, and...read more...