Sustainable arid land management / Water Harvesting in That Rass
Sustainable arid land management / Water Harvesting in That Rass
The project aims to help reduce land degradation through increasing sustainable water conservation practices, and environmental awareness that will help nurture environmental aspects within the local community, and thereof help combat water scarcity in That Rass.

Project Specific Objectives:

- Reducing land degradation, along with improving the livelihood and living conditions of the local community, by using a revolving fund that is given to help initiate water conservation projects.

- Enhance the awareness of the local community about water harvesting practices.

- Enhance the status of the local community through upgrading their skills and income, which will later be connected to activities already functioning in the society.

- Sustainable water use in agriculture, by educating the local community about drip irrigation.
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Project Snapshot

That Rass Cooperative
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 30,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 10,537.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 2,472.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Replication of project activities
MercyCorps has signed a memorandum of understanding with GEF/SGP that signifies a joint coordination towards the implementation of the project activities, and providing technical assistance in different fields. Where MercyCorps will be responsible for co financing in this project.
Notable Community Participation
That Rass cooperative is situated in the Karak governorate. The cooperative was established in 2004 with 54 members to date of which 25 are women. The cooperative concentrates on helping the local community by creating small projects that help in income generation and helps fight poverty in the area. Increasing environmental and social awareness within the local community and the cooperative has been found to be essential, where awareness and employment opportunities are thought to be later increased through environmental income generating projects.
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Grantee Contact

Mr. Mustafa Al Ja’freh
Phone: 00962-777306230


Karak ,

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