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    Agriculture ministry signs agreement for innovation, economic growth project

    March 30, 2021
    finance & economy

    Amman, Mar. 29 (Petra) -- The Ministry of Agriculture on Monday signed an agreement with Leaders International, an innovation and economic development management nonprofit organization, to implement a project titled: 'Collective Solutions for Innovation and Economic Growth in Jordan'.

    The project is funded by the U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) and aims to 'solve the problems and challenges that the ministry faces in its daily operations and to come up with innovative and actionable solutions by entrepreneurs,' according to a ministry statement.

    Minister of Agriculture Khaled Huniefat said his ministry is working to upgrade its e-service offering and accelerate the overall digitization drive, adding that the ministry is open to all sectors and partnerships that support innovative and groundbreaking ideas and utilize the inputs of the entrepreneurial community.

    Hamzeh Shamaileh, Jordan Country Director at Leaders International, indicated that today's agreement is designed to establish a model partnership that serves the needs and issues related to the Jordanian governmental institutions, which the entrepreneurial community can solve.

    Leaders International is an international Brussels-based non-profit organization with offices in Jordan and Palestine. The organization specializes in planning and managing economic development projects, especially with regard to sustainable development of the private sector, tourism, innovation, leadership, development of small and medium enterprises, capacity building for employment and digital transformation, mainly in developing countries.

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