Crossbreeding of imported mutton and prolific sheep breeds with local Awassi sheep and
the development of research, training and extension Centre in Jordan
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Momany Shaker Mohamed
Mohamed Momany, Ivan Sada, Martina Malinova
Partner(s) of the Project:
Jordan University of Science & Technology Irbid
Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic
Duration of the project:
2002 - 2008
Aim of the Project:
The aim of the project was establishment of the Martvili Agro-service Center (MASC) in Martvili district, provide
financial funds for its one-year operation, train its management and training staff, help to select proper equipment
both farm machinery and office equipment, organize demo-projects at selected MASC farmers and work out
a Strategic plan for 2010 - 2013 which would be a guide document for the MASC operation.
Outputs of the Project:
Crossing and selection to improve performance traits of local sheep.
Creating a synthetic line of breed which joins excellent character and performance of indigenous and Eurpean breeds.
Training and extension services to local animal farmers, university and high school students.
Establishing a permanent training and extension service Centre.