This week, the Sahara Forest Project (SFP) will launch cooperation with Norwegian wholesaler BAMA to bring cherry tomatoes and sweet potatoes from Aqaba to Norway. International cruise ships from Costa and AIDA calling the port of Aqaba are committing to buy larger volumes and extend their agreements to the already existing supply
The SFP uses saltwater, sunlight and Jordanian arid land to produce top-notch vegetables. At the same time, it brings forward a solution to desertification and food scarcity across the region.
Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway are scheduled to start their official state visit to Jordan on Monday. This is the first official state visit from Norway to the Middle Eastern region, and the visit marks 50 years of diplomatic relations.
Norway, Jordan, the European Union and a range of private partners watched this project attract high profile international attention. By using saltwater, cooled greenhouses, solar energy and different re-vegetation technologies, there is now an unmatched business potential to combat global warming while pioneering the agricultural sector.