Awareness Project on Persistent Organic Pollutants
Awareness Project on Persistent Organic Pollutants
The Jordanian Society for Organic Farming will implement this project, which aims at raising public awareness in the field of hazardous waste, with special focus on persistent organic pollutants and their impacts on the environment and the human health. The project will promote the adoption of alternative approaches to the use of hazardous chemicals in agricultural processes, such as organic farming, integrated pest management and permaculture in order to reduce the use of POPs in agriculture. Project activities will include a revision of all national studies and efforts previously made in this field and inform the public of these efforts and of the international conventions on this issue. It will issue lists of the materials that are considered persistent pollutants and extension guides on organic farming and other alternatives to the use of hazardous chemicals, and will coordinate with mass media to achieve its objectives. The project will implement a number of demonstration farms using organic farming approach in order to promote this approach and train farmers on using its techniques.
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Project Snapshot

Jordanian Society for Organic Farming
Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 30,790.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Notable Community Participation
The community groups that will participate directly in the project are mainly farmers in three agricultural areas in the country, however, emphasis will be on the Jordan Valley area, which is the main agricultural production area and the most crowded and in need of awareness and community participation.
Capacity - Building Component
The proejct will contribute to building the capacities of the NGO, enhancing its outreach capabilities. It will also build the capacities of farmers by training them on safe agricultural approaches and alternatives to the use of POPs in agriculture.
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Grantee Contact

Mr System Administrator


P.O.Box 6369
Amman , P.O. Box 963744


SGP Country office contact

Mr. Anas Abdel Raouf Khasawneh
00962/6/5100420 Ext: 246


UNDP Jordan/ shmeisani, Ishaq Al Edwan street/ P.O.Box 941631
Amman, Arab States, 11183