Wadi Musa Trails

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    Wadi Musa

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    16

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About Project

 

To rehabilitate the traditional agricultural systems of Wadi Musa, increase and sustain their productivity, and create outlets for their products along an interpretive ecotourism trail connected to the main visitors' entrance at Petra Archaeological Park.

Objectives:

  • Document and rehabilitate the traditional water distribution system and rehabilitate farms.
  • Employ local agricultural and environmental engineers to train farmers to sustainable farming practices (organic cultivation, low-water-use irrigation techniques, soil conservation and improvement).
  • Connect interested farmers to markets in Petra Region, Aqaba, Amman.

 

 

 

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    Farm on Wadi Musa
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    Farm at al-Tahouna, Wadi Musa
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    Traditional water systems, Wadi Musa
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    Traditional water systems, Wadi Musa
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    Traditional water systems, Wadi Musa
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    Farm at al-Hajleh, Wadi Musa
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    Farm at al-Hajleh, Wadi Musa
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    Farm at al-Hajleh, Wadi Musa
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    Farm at al-Hajleh, Wadi Musa
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project updates

On 9 june, 2014, al-Hima signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Petra Regional & Tourism Development Authority, pledging mutual support of each others' projects.  Pictured here: PDTRA Chief Commissioner Muhammad al-Nawafleh and al-Hima founder, Hazem Malhas.