Israel-Jordan Research on Sheep

Israel and Jordan signed a an agricultural cooperation agreement on October 27, 1998 that will initiate a model project in which Awassi sheep from Israel, along with the appropriate technology and equipment, will be sent to Jordan to establish a herd in the southern part of that country. The aim is to improve the genetic composition of the sheep and the yield of sheep's milk and dairy products.

The project, which will cost about $250,000, is a further example of the ongoing cooperation between Israel and Jordan, following the signing of the peace treaty four years ago and the agricultural agreement signed October 26, 1995. Since then, about 250 Jordanian experts have attended courses run by the Israeli Foreign Ministry's Center for International Cooperation (Mashav) and two courses on physiotherapy have been conducted in Jordan.

Source: Israeli Government Press Office.