Middle East

In the Middle East region the main issues related to agro production are horticulture water efficient production, self-sufficiency and food-safety. Protected Horticulture offers different technologies in this field like soilless culture combined with recirculation of drain water, alternative cooling methods and integrated pest management. Most projects in this region focus on these issues and the business unit Greenhouse Horticulture contributes to the design of demonstration and research facilities, the set-up research programmes and training of research and operational staff through capacity building.