Organic Crops Production & Environmental Conservation
Organic Crops Production & Environmental Conservation
A result of the significant use of toxic and chemical pesticides and fertilizers in the North shuna / northern Jordan Valley, the need to provide a healthy source of food for the local community beside the lack of agricultural natural products in the local market, bab al salam society saw the need to create a new agricultural model that is applicable by local farmers. The society cooperation with the integrated ecosystem Management in the Jordan Rift Valley has a contribution to a distinctive role in the protection of nature and wildlife.
The project aims to:
1. Raise awareness among the members of the society and farmers on the organic production techniques and its environmental importance.
2. Building local capacity in the field of organic production techniques.
3. Prepare Natural agricultural products, which contribute to improving the income of the society members and create new local jobs Opportunities.

These objectives were applied through several activities such as training workshops, seminars, farm days, field visits, prepare a marketing plan, preparation of publications about some of the products, and the use of organic production techniques and finally participate in agricultural exhibitions.
It is worth mentioning that the project reduced the use of chemical fertilizers that affect the sustainability of agricultural land productivity in addition to the many environmental problems by encouraging the agricultural productivity by using organic fertilizers prepared from agricultural and animal waste to produce a vegetables naturally free of chemical contaminants and also work on raise the income of individuals by set up a workshop to prepare agricultural products and manufacture some of them such as okra, mallow, pickles, as well as milling, packaging and other food products.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Bab As Salam Cooperative Society
Country:
Jordan
Area Of Work:
Chemicals
Grant Amount:
US$ 30,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 24,660.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 25,950.00
Project Number:
JOR/SGP/OP5/CORE/CH/12/04
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Project sustainability
-institutionally: the establishment of the Tal Alarba’in SCA under the new governance definition of protected areas under the bylaw of the ministry of environment. -technically: building the capacity of the Bab Assalam women cooperative as the CBO mandated to oversee the SCA management. -financially: the agricultural activities associated with the SCA represent a recurrent income generating activity for the community members
Notable Community Participation
Local community members will involve in the project implementation and follow-up. will also participate in the training program which will equip them with new skills in the application of safe agriculture and management of agricultural resources. The project represent an opportunity for members of the society for cooperative and collective work, which have significant benefits and develop entrepreneurship. The society will organize field visits to a number of community organizations to inform them of the project and show its results.
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Indicators
Empowerment
Number of CBOs / NGOs participated / involved in SGP project 1
Empowerment
Number of women participated / involved in SGP project 100
Empowerment
Number of value added labels/certifications/quality standards received or achieved 1
Empowerment
Innovative financial mechanisms put in place through SGP project 5000
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) 30000
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) 5000
Livehood
Increase in household income by increased income or reduced costs due to SGP project 15000
Livehood
Number of households who have benefited* from SGP project 55
Livehood
Number of individuals (gender diaggregated) who have benefited* from SGP project 385
Biophysical
WHO-TEQ (Toxic Equivalency)/year reduction into the environment or elimination of U-POPs namely Dioxins, Furans and PCBs (Poly-chlorinated biphenyls) through the SGP project 2
Biophysical
Number of local policies informed in POPs focal area 1
Biophysical
Number of national policies informed in POPs focal area 1

Partnership

Jordanian Society for Organic Farming and Tall Arbien Special Conservation Area

Grantee Contact

Ms. Thaeeba Bakkar
Phone: 00962776919871
Email: alsalam_bab@yahoo.com
 

Address

North Shuna
North Shuna , Northern 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