Farm Conversion into Organic Farming
Farm Conversion into Organic Farming
Due to the increase of population and food production, the need to alter the agricultural practices was needed to reduce the use of chemical pesticides in order to maintain a higher agricultural productivity and healthier food.
Therefore project focus on helping a number of farmers in several regions in the provinces of north, center and south of the Kingdom to convert to organic production through following an organic techniques and utilizing of natural extracts to control pests and improve soil fertility.
The importance of the project relays in introducing new agricultural pattern preserve the environment, health and avoid the use of agricultural chemicals through a number of objectives:
• Raising awareness among farmers and consumers about organic farming and its role in the production of healthy food.
• Convert a number of farms in a number of regions of the Kingdom to organic production.
• Training the farmers on organic production techniques and assist those in obtaining an organic agriculture certificate which improves the opportunities for marketing their organic products which will also improve the level of income for individuals.
This project will contribute to the protection of the environment and reduce the impact of agricultural chemical contaminants on public health.
Jordan is one of those countries that suffer from the effects of climate change and the shortage of water due to the decreasing amounts of rainfall and high temperature.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Jordanian Society for Organic Farming
Country:
Jordan
Area Of Work:
Multifocal Area
Chemicals
Grant Amount:
US$ 48,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 19,718.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 21,549.00
Project Number:
JOR/SGP/OP5/CORE/CH/11/01
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Notable Community Participation
All project activities conducted by farm field school methodology which consists of the participation of neighboring farmers in the implementation of project different activities. Farmers have a major role in project implementation stages because project is implemented in their farms, thus ensures the full participation of farmers, beside guarantee the sustainability of the project which benefits the farmer directly.
Gender Focus
In addition to including extension offices of both genders and youth in all sectors of the farming community in outreach and training activities, the Project is providing technical assistant to two local women CBOs on organic farming techniques. The project has also established partnership with the Integrated Ecosystem Management of the Jordan Rift Valley Project (GEF WB FSP) to provide training to local women on organic farming production and marketing of community products.
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Indicators
Livehood
Total monetary value (US dollars) of ecosystem goods sustainably produced and providing benefit to project participants and/or community as a whole (in the biodiversity, international waters, and land degradation focal areas as appropriate) 249
Biophysical
Number of innovations or new technologies developed / applied 675

Grantee Contact

Mr Mohammed Ayesh
Phone: 962 796518239
Email: organicsociety@yahoo.com
 

Address

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

Website

http://www.jsof-jo.org

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