Costa Crociere Foundation and Sahara Forest Project

Luigi Filoramo

Costa Crociere Foundation and Sahara Forest Project join forces for sustainable farming in the desert of Jordan.
The mission is to green desert areas and create local green jobs through production of food, freshwater and clean energy, using saltwater and sunlight as the main input factors.
An important part of the agreement is represented by the involvement of Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises guests: for the first time guests onboard Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises ships calling at Aqaba, Jordan, will taste vegetables produced by using saltwater and solar power in the desert.
“The Sahara Forest Project is very proud to join forces with a global leader within the tourism industry”, said Lars Myren, Chairman of the Sahara Forest Project Foundation.
“We are proud to support this path-breaking project that represents a model for future sustainable farming in desert areas” stated Michael Thamm, Group CEO Costa Group and Carnival Asia.
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