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Sustainable Rangeland Management : Shami Goat Raising in Captivity (Jordan)


Titre : Sustainable Rangeland Management : Shami Goat Raising in Captivity (Jordan)

Pays : Jordanie

Numéro projet : JOR/OP4/Y2/CORE/09/08

Domaine : Land Degradation

Durée : 2009-2010

Bénéficiaires : Al Nasir Cooperative

The aim of this project is to motivate animal raising in captivity, in particular the (Shami goats). Goat raising in captivity will help decrease desertification in the area, and aid in conserving the biodiversity in Lob. Awareness workshops and training will help nurture environmental aspects within the local community in daily life activities.

Project Objectives :
1.Decreasing over grazing activities, which will aid in decreasing desertification and conserving the biodiversity in Lob
2. Nurturing environmental aspects with the local community
3. Decreasing the poverty and unemployment ratio
4. Introducing the Shami goat in the area, for its better quality (producing up to 50% more milk than the local goat)

Project Characteristics and Results
The project results can be summarized in : financial benefit for the beneficiaries through selling goats and products like milk and excessive egg supplies ; local community families learned species of goats and how distinguish them and not just raise any species ; families were encouraged to manufacture milk products which had a good influence on their income ; improve local community livelihood in general which noted by the improvement of level of those families expenses.

Grant Amount (GEF Small Grants Programme) : US$ 40,000.00
Co-Financing Cash : US$ 19,562.00
Co-Finanshing in-Kind : US$ 6,000.00

GEF Small Grants Programme

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