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2009

Poverty pockets in Jordan : turning local ideas into flourishing projects. Cultivation of roses in Wadi Araba (Jordan)

Jordan

Développement et Coopération EUROP AID

Titre : Poverty pockets in Jordan : turning local ideas into flourishing projects. Cultivation of roses in Wadi Araba (Jordan)

Pays : Jordan

Durée : 2009

Partenaires : Municipality of Greigrah and Feinan (Jordan) ; Ministry of Municipal Affairs (Jordan)

Contexte
Located in one of the most deprived areas of Jordan, Greigrah and Feinan was one of the 21 municipalities that benefitted from the Poverty Alleviation through Local Development Programme (PALD), an EU funded programme. A Local Development Unit was set up within the municipality which elaborated a development strategy for the area. All together, the pilot project of roses cultivation was selected, and implemented in 2009 with the support of an EU grant of € 270 000.

Objectifs
1. Support the municipality to become an engine for local growth and to design viable and profitable projects.
2. Encourage citizens’ participation in local decision-making processes.
3. Support a job creation and income-generation project.
4. Encourage public and private partnerships.

Impact
1. 4 000 roses produced per month and €60 000 revenue generated per year.
2. Creation of 7 jobs related to the production and the selling of flowers.
3. Multiplier effect : new initiatives aiming at alleviating poverty.
4. Greenhouses built and cultivation of roses, with public and private management of the project.

EC contribution : €270 000

EUROP AID

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