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About Agricultural Extension Department
National Center for Agricultural Research and Extension  

NCARE establishment goes back to the late 1950’s, when the Department of Research and Extension has been created. In 1985, the research activities have been separated from the Department and enrolled under a new research center “The National Center for Agricultural Research and Technology Transfer. NCARTT”, and became a semi-autonomous institution in 1993.

In 2007 NCARTT has been reformed to include the extension activities and to become “The National Center for Agricultural Research and Extension, NCARE”. The center receives its core funding from the government. Other direct fund is received from national and international donors to finance the implementation of proposed projects. NCARE consists of a main headquarter in Amman and seven regional centers located in Dair Alla, Ramtha, Mafraq, Mshaggar, Rabba, Tafilleh, and Shobbak. NCARE also operates (13) research stations representing different agro-ecological conditions and (13) extension field units throughout Jordan. 

NCARE has good relations with many regional and international institutions such as the World Bank (WB) , the European Commission(EU) , United Nation Development Program (UNDP), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), German Technical Corporation (GTZ), International Development Research Center (IDRC), International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) , The Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD), Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD), Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Global Environment Facility (GEF), Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development (AAAID), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI), and Agricultural Food Marketing Association for the Near East and North Africa (AFMANINA).