Water Efficiency to Enhance and Sustain Agricultural Productivity in Al 'Eina Micro Eco-system
Moving further south on the road form Karak to Tafileh governorate, you will be faced by Al ‘Eina area which strikes you like a green oasis in the middle of the desert. The availability of fresh water springs has contributed to the emergence of an integrated environmental agricultural ecosystem, which was able to support the livelihood of its owners from the surrounding villages over many decades. However, consecutive draughty seasons and agricultural expansion and over use of available spring water led to degradation of the lands in the area which in turn led to deterioration of the quality and quantity of agricultural products, and negatively impacted the farmers’ income. To address the situation, a previous SGP grant has supported That Ras Charity Society which is working in Al ‘Eina area. To complement the work of the previous project and widen its impact, Al Barakeh Charity Society, Shqeira Charity society and Al Imtiyaz Cooperative will be implementing three integrated projects entitled “Water Efficiency to Enhance and Sustain Agricultural Productivity in Al ‘Eina Micro Ecosystem” project. The projects include supporting farmers to adopt several procedures to upgrade efficiency of irrigation through the establishment of reservoirs to collect water flowing from the springs and using it outside the rotation time, connecting those reservoirs to effective irrigation systems and introduce soil conservation measures. The three NGOs will also maintain irrigation channels to reduce losses, in addition to supporting some home gardens projects to support the women sector in Shqeira village.
Al Barakeh Charity Society
Area Of Work:
Project Characteristics and Results
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
A significant part of the project will be invested in the local awareness raising program to foster the project philosophy and its environmental and development dimensions within all local community sectors with special focus given to pilot farmers encouragement and motivation. Additional efforts will also be invested in exposing the farmers to the maximum number of successful stories on the national level to foster their knowledge and expertise in the field.
Notable Community Participation
Community members will participate and will be targeted in all extension, training and awareness activities. They will be encouraged to take active roles in all project aspects, particularly the exchange of information and capacity building programs with special focus on the beneficiaries, women, and youth. Beneficiaries of the project will have an in kind contribution of no less than 10% of the overall cost of the project. Two members of the local community will be represented in the project management committee selected from the general assembly.
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|Mirshed Al Braikat|
East Shqeira village
Karak governorate ,
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
Amman, Arab States, 11183