Amman- Upon the instructions of His Excellency Dr. Talal Abu Ghazaleh, the National Agricultural Research Center of Jordan is now connected to the global research and education networks through the main point of presence of the Arab States Research and Education Network in London.

This point of presence is operated and managed by the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) in cooperation with the European Research and Education Network (GÉANT) with funding from the European Commission under the EUMEDCONNECT3 Project and Talal Abu Ghazaleh Global.

His Excellency Dr. Talal Abu Ghazaleh, Chairman of the Arab States Research and Education Network said: “We are happy to support the research and developments at the Jordanian National Agricultural Research Center by connecting them to the worldwide R&E networks. This service will enable them to access research and education data and resources from around the world.”

HE Dr. Nizar Jamal Hadad, General Director of the National Center for Agricultural research said:” We are working on developing and enhancing our research and interacting with similar centers and research institutions in the same domain. This connection will help us achieve that.”

The Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) was established under the auspices of the League of Arab States and chaired by HE Dr. Talal Abu Ghazaleh. ASREN works on establishing the pan Arab research and education network to provide network and application services to the Arab research and education communities and to connect them with their peers around the world. ASREN activities are funded and supported by the European Commission and Talal Abu Ghazaleh Group.

Established in 1958, National Agricultural Research Center aims at utilizing the outcomes of the agricultural research that is developed locally or devised from other sources for the purposes of increasing agricultural production, both plant and animal production, and improving it and its efficiency; (ii) conserving the agricultural natural resources and optimizing their use; (iii) serving the purposes of agricultural development; and (iv) preserving the environmental balance.