Dry-land Products; Packaging, Conserving and Marketing
Dry-land Products; Packaging, Conserving and Marketing
The combination of the past two projects funded by GEF/SGP to this NGO has helped promote sustainable land management practices, environmental and socio-economic status of the local community, and better create environmental management. Therefore, this project is aimed to help complete this overall objective by improving the marketability of the produced medical and herbal plants and further increase that production. This improvement would also occur by investing in the required equipment, which will enhance the quality and packaging of the product to satisfy the consumers and suppliers in the market.


This project will help improve the packaging and quality of the manufactured products, to help increase marketability. These products will also be connected with Fare Trade activities and will later be injected into the market. It will also increase the marketing of herbal and medicinal plants, by negotiating and contracting with big suppliers, and finally enhance the status of women in the community through upgrading their skills, which will later be connected to activities already functioning in the society.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
The Soldier’s Families Welfare Society
Country:
Jordan
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 38,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 64,000.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 5,700.00
Project Number:
JOR/OP4/Y2/CORE/09/03
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Notable Community Participation
The Soldier’s Families Welfare Society was established in 1971, as a social development organization that works to improve the status of women in disadvantaged areas. This development comes through awareness creating campaigns, training and creating job opportunities. In 1982, the Society started the implementation of the Training and Income-generation programs for Women in cooperation with Pathfinder organization. Through this project, the society currently employs more than 150 women on a regular basis and more than 3000 job opportunities on a seasonal basis. The components of this project include a large food-processing unit that provides high quality dried and processed herbs and cereals to the local market. Other projects of the society include family and youth counseling projects.
Policy Influence
The combination of the past two projects funded by GEF/SGP to the NGO (page 1) has helped promote sustainable land management practices, environmental and socio-economic status of the local community, and better create environmental management. Therefore, this project is aimed at helping complete this overall objective by improving the marketability of the produced medical and herbal plants and further increase that production. This improvement would also occur by investing in the required equipment, which will enhance the quality and packaging of the product to satisfy the consumers and suppliers in the market. Here are the specific objectives of the project: - To improve the packaging and quality of the manufactured products, to help increase marketability. These products will also be connected with Fare Trade activities and will later be injected into the market. - To improve the marketing of herbal and medicinal plants, by negotiating and contracting with big suppliers. - To increase the areas planted with herbs and medicinal plants. - To increase the income generation for local rural families, and create new jobs opportunities for rural women. - To enhance the status of women in the community through upgrading their skills, which will later be connected to activities already functioning in the society. - To improve the environmental and socio-economic status of the local community in the project area.
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Grantee Contact

Mr System Administrator
Phone: 0797139110
 

Address

Zarqa
Zarqa , P.O.Box 6272

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Anas Abdel Raouf Khasawneh
Phone:
00962/6/5100420 Ext: 246
Fax:
00962/6/5100430
Email:

Address

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