Promoting the sustainable use of natural resources at the community level in the Jarash Governorate
Promoting the sustainable use of natural resources at the community level in the Jarash Governorate
Jarash governorate is located to the north of Amman, an area full of history and is considered one of the most agricultural and tourist areas in the Kingdom. Agriculture is famous with olives, grapes and vegetables which grow in greenhouses. The local community is also known to raise cattle and sheep.

The economy of Jarash thrives on tourism and agriculture, where people find huge availability of fertile land near the city. The numbers of olive trees in Jarash are about a million and more than a quarter million are planted over 900 dunnums annually. These trees produce up to 500 kg of olives and are the main economic resource for the families in Jarash.

This project aims at contributing to the overall maintenance and control of land degradation and helps the local community implement land management procedures and enable them to acquire the knowledge and skills to manage natural resources in a sustainable manner. This in turn will result in improving the living condition of the local community in Jarash.

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Project Snapshot

Jordan Forum for Business & Professional Women
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 33,900.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 15,112.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 5,100.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
Aware local community especially farmers on the importance of natural resources conservation and sustainability through a training program includes several lectures in agriculture and environment field given to 100 local farmers, and make field visits to introduce them on the rainwater cisterns mechanisms and preserve biological diversity.
Notable Community Participation
Established in 1976, the Jordan Forum for Business and Professional Women is a non-profit organization that was formed to support Jordanian Women’s business and professions. It increases the opportunities and leadership roles in the business sector for women, and further insures that equal rights for women and men are implemented. The Forum has then over the years established a branch in the Jarash Governorate to support families under the poverty line and develop programs for the local community to benefit. The branch is run by a committee which is made up from heads of NGOs in the area.
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Grantee Contact

Ms Jalileh Smady
Phone: 00962 772240616


Jardenz - Amman
Amman , Jardenz , P.O. Box 910415


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