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).
- 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
- Understand and identify with different stakeholders of the water and irrigation
- 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
We strive for innovative,
We employ technologies and
approaches that have been validated in our specific field conditions.
We network, communicate and
collaborate with other related local, regional and international
We focus on elements of
durability and continuity in all of our interventions for long-lasting
- Stakeholder Involvement
Stakeholders are involved in
every step in all of our interventions.
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).
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.
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
- Operation (flow and pressure measurement, uniformity
calculations, flushing techniques).
- Filtration (screen, disk and sand filters).
- Fertigation practices (fertiliser tanks and
- 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.
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.