Water Efficiency to enahnce and Sustain Agricultural Productivity in Al 'Eina Micro Eco-sysetm
Water Efficiency to enahnce and Sustain Agricultural Productivity in Al 'Eina Micro Eco-sysetm
Moving to the south on the road form Karak governorate 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.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Al Imtiyaz Cooperative
Country:
Jordan
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 30,790.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 11,017.00
Project Number:
JOR/04/08
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed

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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.
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
Sustainable land management and agricutlural practices will maintain and improve quality and quantity of agricultural produce which will reflect positively on farmers' income.
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Grantee Contact

Mr Salman Al Ja'afreh
Phone: 962-79-5514635
Fax: 962-3-2337515
 

Address

Shqeira village
Karak , Karak governorate ,
 

Website

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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