● Czech Development Agency

● Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

● Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences

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Crossbreeding of imported mutton and prolific sheep breeds with local Awassi sheep and the development of research, training and extension Centre in Jordan

Target Country:

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Project Coordinator:

Momany Shaker Mohamed

Project Team:

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.



Momany Shaker Mohamed




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