What We Do

MIRRA offers a wide range of services adapted to the needs of the water and irrigation sector's different practitioners (development agencies, farmers, associations, and governmental and non-governmental organisations).

MIRRA's Services
  • Implementation of developmental projects,
  • Provision of technical expertise and consultancy, and 
  • Capacity building by training of the practitioners.

Our Areas of Expertise

Optimization of Pressurized Water Networks
  • Design and evaluation of on-farm irrigation networks, improvement of fertigation practices, irrigation scheduling and design of filtration systems.
  • Operation and maintenance of water distribution networks.
  • Optimal operation conditions, filtration and rotations design of water pumping stations.

Capacity-Building of Individuals and Institutions
  • Conduct theoretical and practical training courses for farmers, students, and professionals about on-farm irrigation techniques and practical skills.
  • Provide technical support to commodity production chain of horticultural products.
  • Provide technical and institutional capacity building of institutions, farmers’ associations, etc.

Treated Wastewater Use in Agriculture
  • Design of irrigation systems using treated wastewater.
  • Support initiatives that aim to develop the use of treated wastewater in agriculture.

Our Methodology

  • Understand and identify with different stakeholders of the water and irrigation sector
  • Network and collaborate the unfolding of projects related to water and agriculture at the local and the regional levels
  • Implement, advise and support projects and relevant, adapted expertise
  • Propose and develop the needs of the beneficiaries through local ties and a strong link with the field

 

Our Approach

  • Innovation
    We strive for innovative, creative solutions.
  • Adaptability
    We employ technologies and approaches that have been validated in our specific field conditions.
  • Networking
    We network, communicate and collaborate with other related local, regional and international institutions.
  • Sustainability
    We focus on elements of durability and continuity in all of our interventions for long-lasting benefits.
  • Stakeholder Involvement
    Stakeholders are involved in every step in all of our interventions.

 

 Capacity Building

MIRRA offers practical (on the field) as well as theoretical trainings adapted to the local and regional context in irrigation and agriculture. The provided courses cover a wide base of beneficiaries and range from basic level courses, advanced courses and Training of Trainers (ToT).

 

Irrigation

 Until today, more than 800 farmers and 170 practitioners (governmental extension agents and suppliers of irrigation materials) both locally and regionally (The Palestinian Territories, Iraq and Lebanon) have been trained on better irrigation practices. Some of them have become trainers themselves.

 

Irrigation Training Includes the Following Subjects:

  • Design and optimisation of on-farm irrigation networks (using a software developed by the MREA team).
  • Good operation and maintenance of on-farm irrigation networks regarding: 
    • Operation (flow and pressure measurement, uniformity calculations, flushing techniques).
    • Filtration (screen, disk and sand filters).
    • Fertigation practices (fertiliser tanks and Dosatron®).
    • Irrigation scheduling (using tensiometers).

GT Z Project (German Development Cooperation)

MIRRA in cooperation with GTZ have conducted several training courses for the purpose of training farmers in the middle and the northern part of Jordan Valley on the safe and sustainable use of treated wastewater. 350 farmers were trained.

Arab Potash Company

This project was funded by Arab Potash Company to achieve His Majesty King Abdullah II vision after he announced 2009 the year of agriculture. This project aimed to increase the efficiency of Fertigation (fertilization through irrigation water) in the regions of North Shunah & Ghor Al Safi area. A box of useful tools was given to farmers attended this event to help them measuring the irrigation efficiency at their farm and accordingly the fertigation efficiency.

Three workshops were held on the 11th of June, 29th of October & 5th of November, 2009.