Growing herbs for profit in Jordan

Jordanian women are empowering themselves by capitalising on nature.

    Barack Obama, the US president, launches a new effort on Monday to build business and social ties to the Muslim world.

    Obama hosts a two-day presidential summit on entrepreneurship that will bring together about 250 successful business and social entrepreneurs from more than 50 countries, most with large Muslim populations, fulfilling a pledge he made in his Cairo speech to the Islamic worldlast June.

    Jordanian women are turning natural
    resources into profit

    The aim is to bring together successful business and social entrepreneurs from different countries, venture capitalists, development bankers and other business experts to discuss ideas and share experiences with a view towards creating support networks that will help promote development in the region.

    However, one businesswoman in Jordan does not require a summit to make a profit.

    Maisoon Zaidan set up an initiative in 2006 to capitalise on Jordan's natural resources.

    Al Jazeera's Nisreen El-Shamayleh travelled to the village of Anjara to meet Zaidan and her profitable garden.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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