National Center for Agricultural Research and Extension (NCARE)

Member Type: 
MENA Research Center
Research Focus Areas: 
On-farm water-use efficiency and productivity
System-wide water use management and modeling
Groundwater pollution and degradation
Groundwater socioeconomics and policy
Rural water and sanitation/decentralized systems
Climate change adaptation
Brackish water
Water and wastewater treatment
Treated wastewater reuse
Energy efficiency and renewable energy
Community Interests: 
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The mandate of the National Center for Agricultural Research and Extension (NCARE) is to conduct applied agricultural research and extension services in order to transfer improved technologies, facilitate continuous professional development, and recognize the significant professional contributions of its members. As a research arm of the Ministry of Agriculture, the Center is a semi-autonomous institution with funding from the Government of Jordan and other national and international donors. NCARE supports Jordanian agricultural research, focusing on soil and environmental, horticulture, and animal and plant protection sciences.
NCARE is headquartered in Amman and has eight regional centers, 13 research stations, and 13 extension units located throughout Jordan. The headquarters includes 10 departments: Horticulture; Field Crops; Olive Trees; Plant Protection; Water, Soil and Environment; Socio-Economic Studies; Biodiversity and Medicinal Plants; Bee; and Rangeland and Forestry Research.   

Scientists & Staff

Fawzi Al-Sheyab's picture

Director and Technical Lead