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Yarmouk Agricultural Resources Development Project (Jordan)


Titre : Yarmouk Agricultural Resources Development Project (Jordan)

Pays : Jordanie

Durée : 1999 - 2007

Institution initiatrice : International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Emprunteur : The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Organisme d’exécution : Ministry of Agriculture (MOA)

Zone d’intervention
The project area is located in the extreme north-west corner of the country. It covers an area of about 1 230 km2 in the south-western part of the Yarmouk River Basin in Jordan, at elevations ranging between 200 m below sea level and more than 1 150 m above sea level. The project area has a total population of about 312 000, with an exceptionally high density of 256 persons/km2 and a rural population of 26% (compared with the national average of 22%)

Groupes cibles :
The target group encompasses the entire population of selected priority zones within the project area, where poorer farmers are in the majority. The project is expected to have a positive impact on the income and quality of life of 2 840 resource-poor rural households. The beneficiaries of soil and water conservation measures under the project will be about 2 625 households, 2 495 of which through direct project support and 460 through credit. The spring protection/rehabilitation programme will benefit about 214 households and about 800 women will receive assistance under an income-generating programme to develop small-scale business enterprises. Further groups of households — conservatively estimated at about 2 490 and 5 460, respectively — will benefit directly from credit and technology transfer programmes
Women represent one of the most vulnerable groups in the project area. Bearing the dual responsibilities for traditional household roles and farm production (due to large household size), they have neither the time nor the means to access available support services. Women’s lack of title to land or solid collateral have limited their chances of meeting the eligibility criteria for credit

The principal objectives of the proposed project are to improve the food security and income levels of target group farmers by arresting degradation and restoring soil fertility for sustainable use of land and water resources through : (i) technical and financial support for the target group to put soil and water conservation measures in place and improve agricultural production ; (ii) promotion and credit-funding of on- and off-farm enterprises ; and (iii) strengthening the capacity of the agricultural directorates in the project area to provide the required technical support services and extension.

Partenaires : OPEC Fund for International Development (OPEC Fund) ; Abu Dhabi Fund for Agricultural and Economic Development

Informations financières
Coût total du projet : US$ 28.1 million
Montant du prêt du FIDA : US$ 10.1 million
Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development : US$ 2.7 million
OPEC Fund for International Development : US$ 5.0 million
United Arab Emirates : US$ 5.0 million
Contribution de l’emprunteur : USD 3.5 million
Contribution des bénéficiaires : USD 1.9 million

Présentation : IFAD

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