A year after the visit of King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway to Jordan, vegetables from that nation -grown in the arid lands of Aqaba- arrived in Oslo. The Sahara Forest Project (SFP) shipped 48 boxes of red sweet pointed peppers and red hot chilli peppers.
The vegetables were grown and harvested in a state of the art facility in the Jordanian desert, which utilises, seawater, sunlight, wind and climate-smart agricultural technologies to grow crops inside and outside their Aqaba salt water-cooled greenhouses all year.
The SFP uses saltwater, sunlight and Jordanian arid lands to produce top-notch vegetables. At the same time, the project brings forward a solution to face desertification and food scarcity across the region, whilst creating new high-skilled jobs for young Jordanians, according to the statement.