A FAMILY-OWNED FARM
Taybeh Organic Farms is a family owned farm dedicated to Organic and Regenerative Agriculture. Located in Wadi Rajeb, at the edges of Ajloun and overlooking the Jordan Valley in Jordan.
The farm was established in 1989 by late Eng. Walid Al-Taybeh and is now managed by his children.
Motivated by deep concerns about the environment and ecosystems the farm started its organic transition in 2013 and applied for official certification in 2016. It got officially certified organic by CCPB in 2020.
FARMING FOR LIFE
Taybeh Organic Farms applies permaculture techniques to its farming routine to preserve the ecosystems and manage its resources at best.
Two water reservoirs in the farm collect rainwater and water from a source to irrigate by gravity without the need of electrical input. We use mulching; covering the soil with organic matters, and composting as techniques to retain moisture into the ground and to enrich the soil. We use manure as a natural fertilizer and alternative natural pesticide/antifungal when needed.
In 2020 the farm started a collaborative project with Thomas Fernley-Pearson and ARD Agriculture Research and Development to implement a Regenerative Agriculture Design and open the farm to the local community.
This large scale project means a great diversification of our production, the introduction of native species and small farming animals to support and maintain a healthy ecosystem, a lot of earthworks such as contours and swales to optimize the water retention, minimizing tilling and large scale mulching.
Taybeh Organic Farms hosts the headquarters of ARD which organizes workshops and training around Permaculture and Regenerative Agriculture.
A lot is going on!
We want to stand as a model and a proof of concept in Organic & Regenerative Agriculture in Jordan so its practice spreads locally and in the region.
Describes farming and grazing practices that, among other benefits, reverse climate change by rebuilding soil organic matter and restoring degraded soil biodiversity - resulting in both carbon drawdown and improving the water cycle.
Specifically, it is a holistic land management practice that leverages the power of photosynthesis in plants to close the carbon cycle, and build soil health, crop resilience and nutrient density. (Kiss the Ground)