Sustainable Agriculture - Fifa Protected Area
Sustainable Agriculture - Fifa Protected Area
Ghor Fifa Local Development Society has established partnership with the newly established Protected Area management “Fifa Reserve” to integrate sustainable development and nature conservation efforts together and involve members of the local community with the decision making process in order to be part of the strategic planning of the Protected Area and to improve natural resource management in the southern Jordan Valley region.

The Project aims to adopt an integrated natural resources management approach to achieve sustainable development and preserve the unique biodiversity rich ecosystem of Ghor Fifa. The Project deal with the multiple problems of land degradation and agrochemicals due intensive agricultural practices by providing a model based on natural "organic" sustainable agriculture techniques, the Project also contribute to nature conservation efforts initiated by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature.

 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Ghor Fifa Local Development Society
Country:
Jordan
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 40,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 16,832.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 49,989.00
Project Number:
JOR/SGP/OP5/CORE/BD/12/03
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Project sustainability
-institutionally: the Faifeh PA establishment and management by RSCN, the partnership be Tween RSCN and the local CBO -technically: building the capacity of the RSCN local team, and the CBO team -financially: the project is an income generating activity based on seasonal agricultural production and fish farming
Capacity - Building Component
Implement a program for the NGO to build their technical capabilities in the areas of sustainable agriculture beside their institutional capabilities to reduce its dependence on external support and develop their ability to implement projects on their own .
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Indicators
Biophysical
Number of globally significant species protected by project 5
Biophysical
Hectares of globally significant biodiversity area protected or sustainably managed by project 2700
Biophysical
Number of innovations or new technologies developed/applied 2
Biophysical
Number of local policies informed in biodiversity focal area 2
Biophysical
Number of national policies informed in biodiversity focal area 1
Empowerment
Number of CBOs / NGOs participated / involved in SGP project 1
Empowerment
Number of women participated / involved in SGP project 50
Empowerment
Number of value added labels/certifications/quality standards received or achieved 1
Empowerment
Number and type of support linkages established with national government institutions 3
Empowerment
Total additional in cash or in kind support obtained for new initiatives and opportunities through SGP project (in US dollars) 50000
Empowerment
Total additional in cash or in kind support obtained for sustaining, up-scaling, and replicating SGP supported project (in US dollars) 10000
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) 10000
Livehood
Increase in household income by increased income or reduced costs due to SGP project 30000
Livehood
Number of households who have benefited* from SGP project 110
Livehood
Number of individuals (gender diaggregated) who have benefited* from SGP project 770

Partnership

IEM-JO Project, Ffa Protected Area, Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature.

Grantee Contact

Ms Fatheya Abd-Darweesh Bawwat
Phone: 00962 795748540
 

Address

Fifa Village
Jordan Valley, Ghor AlSafi , Jordan Valley ,

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