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Jordan
FAO Achievements in Jordan
FAO Representation in Jordan
July 2011
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Table of Contents
A. Introduction
B. Summary of Achievements
C. Major Activities 1. Natural Resources 2. Crop Production/Plant Protection
3. Livestock
4. Nutrition, Food Quality and Safety
5. Food and Agricultural Information 6. Agricultural and Trade Policy
7. Forestry
8. The FAO Special Programme for Food Security
9. Gender issues
10. Policy Assistance 11. Emergency Matters:
12. Advocacy and Partnerships
13. Other Activitie
D. Success Stories
Annex 1: Projects Approved by Recipient
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A. Introduction
The FAO Representation Office was established in Jordan for the first time in
May 2002. However, it should be indicated that FAO cooperation and assistance to Jordan dates back to more than 35 years ago. This report will represent an overview of FAO achievements through activities and projects implemented in Jordan after the establishment of the representation office in 2002.
However, the list of all FAO projects implemented in Jordan as from1976 to
2011 are included in the attached Annex I.
Major challenges facing agriculture in Jordan are: reduced availability of fresh
water for irrigation; the widening gap between food exports and food imports;
the degradation of and misuse of natural resources; and the loss of agricultural land to urbanization. The constraints in meeting these challenges are;
weakness of institutions to plan and implement necessary adjustment measures
to modernize agriculture and make it more competitive; inappropriate legal
framework to facilitate major adjustments required; vulnerability of agricultural
exports due to political uncertainty in the region; a pricing system which ignores the opportunity cost of resources; and the slow adoption of technology
due to weakness in the extension service and the credit system.
FAO assisted Jordan in addressing some of the above issues. The following
overview covers FAO major activities/ achievements in different areas:
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B. Summary of Achievements
The FAO Representation Office was established in Jordan for the first time in
May 2002. This report will represent an overview of FAO major achievements
through activities and projects implemented in Jordan after the establishment of
the representation Office.
FAO assistance contributed substantially to building the capacity of Jordan in
the field of water and arable land use. FAO assisted Jordan to formulate its
“National Drought Mitigation Strategy” (TCP/JOR/3001(A)-USD 229,000).
Through this project national consultants prepared background papers and an
international consultant provided training on water harvesting techniques. FAO
organized national workshop on “Policies and Programmes to improve Food
Security in Drought affected areas”. In addition to the draft National Drought
Mitigation Strategy, preparatory work was initiated to establish Drought Early
Warning Unit in collaboration with the World Food Programme (WFP).
FAO is assisting Jordan through the on-going TCP project TCP/INT/3301 “
Support to policy consultation and actions to boost sustainable use of water
and energy resources for agricultural production and livelihood improvement
in the Near East and North Africa Region in the context of climate change”
(Budget of USD 436,000).
Through the Joint Programme UNJP/JOR/015/SPA: “Adaptation to Climate
Change to Sustain Jordan’s MDG Achievements, FAO, UNDP, UNESCO and
WHO are working to develop Jordan’s key government and civil society counterparts’ capacity to adapt to climate change threats to health, food security,
productivity, and human security under the conditions of severe water scarcity. Under the FAO component risk of climate change on food security and
adaptation measures have been identified and training and capacity building
programme and a Pilot Farm will be implemented soon.
FAO is providing assistance to Jordan, Lebanon and Syria under the Italian
funded project GCP/INT/124/ITA- Coping with Water Scarcity-the role of Agriculture phase III Strengthening National Capacities (Budget USD 2.4 million
for 36 months). The project, which was approved in November 2010, aims to
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strengthen national capacities to cope with water scarcity in Jordan, Lebanon
and Syria.
FAO is assisting Jordan through the Regional Integrated Pest Management
(IPM) programme in the Near East (GTFS/REM/070/ITA). Italy is the Donor
of this project through the FAO Special Trust Fund for Food Safety and Food
Security (USD 7.6 million). The project objective is to reduce pesticide related
risks for health and environment, and to improve access to markets. Under this
project 130 Farmers Field Schools were established in Jordan, cost of and
number of applications of pesticide were reduced and quality of products improved. FAO organized the Regional Facilitator Workshop on Integrated Pest
Management Farmers Field Schools (IPM-FFS) Programme Development, during the period 16-19 November 2008, in Amman, Jordan.
Through the TCP on “Home Gardening for Better Family Nutrition and Income
in the Upland Areas in Support of the SPFS “(USD 214,000), FAO assisted
Jordan in enhancing the nutritional status and improving income of families
(especially women headed households) in the rural areas. FAO is providing
technical assistance under the project TCP/JOR/3201: “Sustainable agricultural production through the promotion of conservation agriculture” with a total
budget of USD 270,500. The on-going project aims at introducing direct planting practices and cover/forage crops, increasing water use-efficiency under
rain-fed agriculture and building the capacity of the national agricultural research and extension for the promotion of conservation agriculture practices.
Through the regional project TCP/RAB/3201:” Strengthening capacities towards the establishment of a regional platform for the detection of genetically
modified organisms”. (Budget USD 413,000) FAO is assisting Jordan and
countries in the region in establishing a regional mechanism for sharing experiences, expertise and know-how and harmonizing laboratory procedures,
standards, and techniques of GMO detection; training relevant officers and
technicians at national level in the subject, and developing a platform for information sharing and networking amongst technical staff in GMOs detection
laboratories.
FAO is assisting Jordan and countries in the region through the project TCP/
RAB/3301: “Management of the Invasive Plant Solanum elaeagnifolium in the
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Near East” (Budget USD 389,000). Objectives of the on-going project are
the establishment of a systematic approach leading to the effective management and prevention of the introduction of the most invasive Solanum elaeagnifolium (Silver leaf nightshade) into Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria thereby
preventing its spread to non-affected areas and minimizing the likelihood of
negative impacts on the environment, economy and society.
Through the TCP “Emergency Animal Health Assistance to Pastoral Small Stockholders Affected by Drought” (USD 332,000), FAO assisted small stockowners in protecting their animals from the spread of diseases. More assistance
was also provided to the government in the reorganization of the national
animal health delivery system through the TCP on “Assistance to Restructuring Livestock Health and Production Delivery System in Rural Jordan”(Budget
USD 346,000). During 2008, FAO organized in Jordan number of livestock
related regional workshops on: Lifting sanitary constraints on trade of livestock
and livestock commodities; Live Bird Markets; and Milk Chain from Stable to
Table in the Near East and North Africa.
FAO participated with WHO in formulating a comprehensive food and nutrition policy for Jordan, which was finalized in February 2006. FAO has signed,
in November 2005, a Letter of Agreement (LOA) with the Jordan Institution for
Standards& Meteorology (JISM) to organize a Regional Workshop on Food
Safety in Amman during the period 13-14 November 2006. Moreover, FAO
in collaboration with the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) organized a national workshop on Codex in the city of Aqaba during the period
15 and 16 of November 2006.
FAO provided assistance to Jordan through the TCP on “Assistance to the Agricultural Census and the On-going System of Agricultural Statistics – Phase I
and II.” (USD 290,000) Furthermore, FAO is assisting Jordan, through its TCP,
in establishing National Agricultural Information System (NAIS)-phase I and II.
(USD 269,349). The objective of the project is to strengthen the capacity of the
Ministry of Agriculture to establish an effective and efficient information system
that will support agricultural development and ensure food security in Jordan.
The new information base and supporting capacity, to be developed by this
TCP, will facilitate strategic planning, and provide the basis for formulating,
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coordinating, monitoring and reviewing, research and policies for sustainable
agricultural development.
Jordan benefited from the FAO trade-related capacity building programme. In
addition, the following projects and activities were organized in Jordan. The
FAO Project: TCP/JOR/0066-” Capacity Building in Agricultural Policy and
Project Planning” included training of Ministry of Agriculture staff at customs
check points in aspects related to WTO regulations for imports and exports of
agricultural and livestock products. Moreover, a set of case studies, technical
papers and guidelines were prepared to support the agricultural export promotion initiative.
FAO organized Trade Policy Analysis training workshop in Amman during the
period 7-9 June 2004. The workshop helped in enhancing capacity of participants on agricultural trade policy analysis, including the operation of the
ATPSM model. Participants had a chance to understand the basics of trade
policy analysis and performed simple, Excel-based simulations and reviewed
the results. FAO also organized a national workshop on “Protecting domestic
agricultural production in the context of the WTO Agreements: prospects and
opportunities” during the period 17 – 20 October 2005 in Amman, Jordan.
Participants discussed issues of the experience of developing countries with
the implementation of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture; available WTO
trade remedy measures; WTO negotiations on non-agriculture sectors; impact
of trade reforms on Jordanian agriculture; and the Jordanian law of protection
of domestic production.
The training workshop on “Recent developments in the WTO negotiations on
agriculture and their implications for agriculture in Jordan” was organized in
Amman during the period 18 – 20 September 2006. The workshop aimed at
i) raising awareness about the ongoing WTO negotiations on agriculture; ii)
assessing the negotiating position of Jordan in the context of the proposals submitted by the various negotiating groups; and iii) investigating possible options
for safeguarding agriculture against destructive import surges.
A Forestry Sector Review was prepared and presented by FAO and the World
Bank in December 2004. FAO through the project TCP/JOR/3101 “Support
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to Forest Policy and Strategy for Sector Development” (budget of USD153,
000), supported the Forestry Directorate (FD) in the formulation of a new forestry development policy. A new Forest law on was drafted, discussed and
submitted for consideration to the Government. The National Forest Policy
Statement and Strategy was drafted and agreed to by all forestry sector stakeholders. Moreover, the project assisted in the establishment of a forest policy
“community of practice” (informal think tank) through in-service training, studies and meetings. This community of practice should support the new forest
policy implementation and pave the ground for further sector development. In
November 2007, the forest policy statement, the draft forest law and the plan
of action were submitted to the Ministry of Agriculture.
FAO assisted Jordan through its TCP in the “Formulation of the Programme
Components of the Special Programme for Food Security (USD156, 000). The
National Programme for Food Security (NPFS), including 21 project profiles
(estimated cost US$50 million) was finalized in October 2004.
South-South Cooperation agreement was signed between Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Yemen in March 2005. Jordanian experts/technicians were fielded to
Yemen to help in the area of food security. A new agreement was signed with
Oman and accordingly Jordanian experts and technicians were identified and
fielded to Yemen in 2010.
FAO assisted Jordan through its TCP/JOR/0169(A)-National Plan of Action
for Gender Mainstreaming in Rural and Agricultural Development (Budget
USD 168,000). Under this project the national capacity in participatory gender approaches and mainstreaming, especially of the Gender Unit staff and
focal points was strengthened and a National plan of Action for Gender Mainstreaming in programmes and projects for rural and agricultural development
was developed. As a result of this TCP the Jordanian Ministry of Agriculture
was the first in Jordan to establish a Gender Unit.
The FAOR provided direct policy advice to ministry of agriculture senior staff
on different policy issues. National consultants prepared policy papers on the
Agricultural Sector of Jordan: Potentials and Constraints, Investment and Technical Assistance Priorities, Policies and programmes for drought mitigation,
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Policy Options to reduce the Burden of Feed Subsidies and Assessment of the
Socio-economic Impact of Avian Influenza.
FAO is contributing to regional and national efforts related to Avian Influenza
through the regional project TCP/RAB/3005 (E) “Emergency Assistance for
Early Detection and Prevention of Avian Influenza in the Middle East Region”.
(USD 400,000). FAO provided urgently needed equipment/supplies and organized training courses for Jordanian veterinarians under the national project
“Strengthening Emergency Preparedness for Control and Prevention of Avian
Influenza Outbreaks, with budget of USD 320,000. Jordan, Egypt and Yemen
benefited from a regional project on “Strengthening coordination network for
the control and prevention of highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in the
Middle East Region” with a total budget of USD 300,000.
As a result of the FAOR’s efforts, and under the patronage of HRH Princess
Basma Bint Talal, a National Alliance for Food Security (NAFS) was established in Jordan. The FAOR continued to participate in the NAFS meetings and
provided technical advice in preparing the NAFS national plan of action.
The FAO Representative invited major private sector companies in Jordan to
a consultation meeting, on Monday 27 of April 2009, to brief them on the
World Summit of Heads of State and Government on Food Security planned
for November 2009 in Rome Italy.
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C. Major Activities
1. Natural Resources
Policies related to quantity and quality of water and arable land use are matters of great concern to the Jordanian Government. FAO assisted Jordan in
addressing some of these issues. In fact, Jordan happens to be one of the first
countries in the Near East where most of FAO’s activities on wastewater have
taken place. FAO assistance contributed substantially to building the capacity
of Jordan in this field. FAO assisted Jordan to formulate its “National Drought
Mitigation Strategy” (TCP/JOR/3001(A)-USD 229,000). Through this project
national consultants prepared five background papers and an international
consultant provided training on water harvesting techniques. FAO organized
national workshop on “Policies and Programmes to improve Food Security in
Drought affected areas”. Preparatory work was initiated to establish Drought
Early Warning Unit in collaboration with the World Food Programme (WFP).
FAO is assisting Jordan through the TCP project TCP/INT/3301 “ Support to
policy consultation and actions to boost sustainable use of water and energy
resources for agricultural production and livelihood improvement in the Near
East and North Africa Region in the context of climate change” with a Budget
of USD 436 ,000 to address food and energy security in the Near East and
North Africa region through a convergent approach which integrates four critical resource factors - water, energy, technology and knowledge – considering
the actual and forecasted scenarios for climate change as the premise and
framework for action marking clearly the heterogeneity in the region and the
challenge of mobilizing its resources. Integration of these factors provides the
foundation for the development and preparedness of countries in the region to
face the challenges of water scarcity, food security and climate change.
The FAOR participated with the United Nations country Team (FAO, WHO,
UNESCO, UNDP) in preparing a Concept Note on environment and climate
change that was submitted officially to the MDG Spanish Fund on 6 June 2007
by UNDP Jordan. The programme title is Adaptation to climate change to sustain Jordan’s MDG achievements. The Concept Note was accepted and the
Joint Programme Document was developed and approved by the MDG Fund
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in April 2008 with total budget of USD 4 million and USD 827,667 for the
FAO component. The Joint Programme document was signed by the Jordanian Ministers involved (Agriculture, Planning, Health and Education) and the
participating UN Agencies (FAO, UNDP, UNESCO and WHO) in May 2008.
Implementation of the joint programme UNJP/JOR/015/SPA: “Adaptation to
Climate Change to Sustain Jordan’s MDG Achievements started in September
2009. The Objectives are to develop Jordan’s key government and civil society counterparts’ capacity to adapt to climate change threats to health, food
security, productivity, and human security under the conditions of severe water
scarcity.
In response to government requests, FAO is providing assistance to Jordan,
Lebanon and Syria under the Italian funded project GCP/INT/124/ITA- Coping with Water Scarcity-the role of Agriculture phase III Strengthening National Capacities (Budget USD 2.4 million for 36 months). The project, which was
approved in November 2010, aims to strengthen, together with national and
regional counterparts, national capacities to cope with water scarcity in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.
FAO assisted in the formulation of the project “Mainstreaming Sustainable
Land Management Practices”. Funding sources: GEF, GOJ &IFAD total cost
US$ 39 million, with GEF contribution of USD 6.45 Million. The Project global objective is to minimize the causes and negative impacts of land degradation on the integrity of the country’s southern highland ecosystems. The project
started in October 2010.
FAO organized the Seminar of the International Programme for Technology
and Research on Irrigation and Drainage on 28 May 2008 in Amman Jordan.
2. Crop Production/Plant Protection
Enhancing competitiveness of agricultural commodities is a major objective of
the National Agricultural Development Strategy (2002-2010). Agricultural
productivity at the national level is low. This is due to low rate of adoption of
improved varieties, and new technologies and growing crops in areas not suit-
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able for agriculture. FAO is assisting Jordan to address some of these issues
through the Regional Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programme in the
Near East (GTFS/REM/070/ITA). Italy is the Donor of this project through the
FAO Special Trust Fund for Food Safety and Food Security (USD 7.6 million).
The project objective is to reduce pesticide related risks for health and environment, and to improve access to markets.
FAO also provided training on surveillance and management techniques
through the regional TCP on Management of the Peach Fruit Fly (USD 376,000).
Through the TCP on “Home Gardening for Better Family Nutrition and Income
in the Upland Areas in Support of the SPFS “(USD 214,000), FAO assisted
Jordan in enhancing the nutritional status and improving income of families (especially women headed households) in the rural areas. The project was implemented in collaboration with the Gender Unit at the Ministry of Agriculture.
In response to Jordanian Government request FAO is providing technical assistance under the project TCP/JOR/3201: “Sustainable agricultural production through the promotion of conservation agriculture” with a total budget of
USD 270,500. The on-going project aims at introducing direct planting practices and cover/forage crops, increasing water use-efficiency under rain-fed
agriculture and building the capacity of the national agricultural research and
extension for the promotion of conservation agriculture practices. This includes
applied and participatory research and extension approaches. At the end of
the project conservation agriculture systems should be adapted to conditions in
different parts of the country and applied by an increasing number of farmers.
An expected positive side effect is a closer collaboration of stakeholders of
the agricultural sector, primarily regional (Arab Center for the Studies of Arid
Zones and Dry Lands [ACSAD]) and national (the National Center for Agricultural Research and Extension [NCARE]) research institutes, farmers, and farm
service providers.
Through the regional project TCP/RAB/3201:” Strengthening capacities towards the establishment of a regional platform for the detection of genetically
modified organisms”. (Budget USD 413,000) FAO is assisting Jordan and
other countries in the region in establishing a regional mechanism for sharing experiences, expertise and know-how and harmonizing laboratory proce-
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dures, standards, and techniques of GMO detection; training relevant officers
and technicians at national level in the subject, and developing a platform for
information sharing and networking amongst technical staff in GMOs detection
laboratories.
FAO is assisting Jordan and other countries in the region through the project
TCP/RAB/3301: “Management of the Invasive Plant Solanum elaeagnifolium
in the Near East” (Budget USD 389,000). Objectives of the on-going project
are the establishment of a systematic approach leading to the effective management and prevention of the introduction of the most invasive Solanum
elaeagnifolium (Silver leaf nightshade) into Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria
thereby preventing its spread to non-affected areas and minimizing the likelihood of negative impacts on the environment, economy and society. This will
be achieved through the strengthening of the quarantine and pest control systems.
FAO signed in February 2006 a Letter of Agreement (LOA) with the National
Center for Agricultural Research and Technology Transfer (NCARTT) and accordingly has provided the amount of USD16, 000 to NCARTT in support of
FAO activities for the establishment of a National Information Sharing Mechanism on the implementation of the Global Plan of Action on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and the preparation of a Country Report.
FAO organized the Regional Facilitator Workshop on Integrated Pest Management Farmers Field Schools (IPM-FFS) Programme Development, during
the period 16-19 November 2008, in Amman, Jordan
3. Livestock
The Jordanian government attaches high priority to the livestock sub-sector,
which contributes about 60 percent of the agricultural output and provides a
major source of income to many of the rural people. However, shortage of
some animal health services led to high rate of diseased animals and resulted
in continued low animal productivity. Through the TCP “Emergency Animal
Health Assistance to Pastoral Small Stockholders Affected by Drought” (USD
332,000), FAO assisted small stockowners in protecting their animals from the
spread of diseases. More assistance was also provided to the government in
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the reorganization of the national animal health delivery system through the
TCP on “Assistance to Restructuring Livestock Health and Production Delivery
System in Rural Jordan”(Budget USD 346,000).
FAO organized a regional workshop on “Lifting Sanitary Constraints on Trade
of Livestock and Livestock Commodities” 28-30 June 2008 in Amman, Jordan.
In collaboration with USDA and the Jordanian Ministry of Agriculture, FAO
organized a regional workshop on Live bird Markets during the period 25-27
August 2008 in Amman, Jordan. In collaboration with the University of Jordan,
FAO organized a regional Workshop on “Milk Chain from Stable to Table in
the Near East and North Africa during the period 18-18 November 2008 in
Amman, Jordan.
4. Nutrition, Food Quality and Safety
Jordan attaches high priority to nutrition and food safety issues, and participates in the regional Codex Alimantarius meetings and workshops. The FAOR
and RNE Nutrition officer actively participated with WHO Jordan Office in
formulating a comprehensive food and nutrition policy for Jordan, which was
finalized in February 2006. FAO/AGN has signed, in November 2005, a
Letter of Agreement (LOA) with the Jordan Institution for Standards& Meteorology (JISM) to organize a Regional Workshop on Food Safety in Amman
during the period 13-14 November 2006. Moreover, FAO in collaboration
with the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) organized a national workshop on Codex in the city of Aqaba during the period 15 and 16
of November 2006.
5. Food and Agricultural Information
The National Agricultural Development Strategy 2002 - 2010 emphasized
the role of accurate and reliable agricultural statistics and information as the
cornerstone of agricultural development planning. FAO provided assistance to
Jordan through the TCP on “Assistance to the Agricultural Census and the Ongoing System of Agricultural Statistics – Phase I and II.” (USD 290,000).
Furthermore, FAO is assisting Jordan, through its TCP, in establishing National
Agricultural Information System (NAIS)-phase I and II. (USD 269,349). The
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objective of the project is to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Agriculture to establish an effective and efficient information system that will support
agricultural development and ensure food security in Jordan, based on the
needs and demands of its stakeholders and integrating the various resources
in the MOA. The new information base and supporting capacity, to be developed by this TCP, will facilitate strategic planning, and provide the basis for
formulating, coordinating, monitoring and reviewing, research and policies for
sustainable agricultural development.
6. Agricultural and Trade Policy
The Government of Jordan is attaching high priority to enhancing national capacity to formulate trade policies. Since the coming into force of the Uruguay
Round Agreements in 1995, FAO’s trade-related assistance has been significantly expanded. During 1999-2001, FAO implemented an “Umbrella” Programme on trade-related capacity building, with a focus on strengthening the
participation of developing and transition countries in multilateral trade negotiations through a deeper understanding of those WTO Agreements that affect
agricultural trade, as well as fisheries and forestry, notably the Agreement on
Agriculture, the SPS and TBT Agreements and the TRIPS Agreement. Fourteen
sub-regional workshops were organized under the programme and reached
a total of 850 officials from 151 countries. In addition, substantive reference
materials were developed and disseminated. Jordan was one of the countries
benefited from this programme. In addition to the above programme, the following projects and activities were organized in Jordan.
6.1 FAO Project: TCP/JOR/0066-” Capacity Building in Agricultural
Policy and Project Planning”
This project began in October 2000 and ended in December 2002 with total
FAO contribution of USD 314,342. The general objective of the project was
to enhance the capacity of the Ministry of Agriculture staff to design, analyze,
monitor and evaluate agricultural policies and projects for sustainable agricultural and rural development. The project included training of Ministry of
Agriculture staff at customs check points in aspects related to WTO regulations
for imports and exports of agricultural and livestock products. Moreover, a set
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of case studies, technical papers and guidelines were prepared to support the
agricultural export promotion initiative.
6.2 National Workshop on Agricultural Trade Policy Analysis
Government of Jordan requested FAO to help organize a National Workshop
on Agricultural Trade Policy Analysis including the Agricultural Trade Policy
Simulation Model (ATPSM). The objective of this workshop was to increase the
national capacity to formulate and negotiate policies to enhance the positive
contribution of agricultural trade to economic development, poverty reduction
and food security. In response to this Government request, this Training workshop was organized in Amman during the period 7-9 June 2004. FAO provided resource persons, trainers and training material while in kind contributions
were provided by the USAID/AMIR Programme. Participants included 25 staff
members most of them involved in, or providing technical support to, trade negotiations from the Trade Agreements and Policy Analysis unit of the Ministry
of Agriculture, the Ministry of Trade and Industry, and Ministry of Planning.
Over a period of 3 days the workshop included several training sessions on
some basic trade policy analysis tools. The UNCTAD-FAO Agricultural Trade
Policy Simulation Model (ATPSM) was used extensively for this purpose. All
participants had a chance to discuss agricultural trade policy issues of interest
to Jordan, appropriate analytical tools and the next steps towards building/
strengthening national analytical capability. The workshop helped in enhancing capacity of participants on agricultural trade policy analysis, including the
operation of the ATPSM model. Participants had a chance to understand the
basics of trade policy analysis and performed simple, Excel-based simulations.
They had also been able to operate the ATPSM and review the results.
6.3 National Workshop on “Protecting domestic agricultural production in the context of the WTO Agreements: prospects
and opportunities”
FAO organized in collaboration with the Jordanian Ministry of Agriculture a
National Workshop on “Protecting domestic agricultural production in the context of the WTO Agreements: prospects and opportunities” during the period
17 – 20 October 2005 in Amman, Jordan. About 23 participants representing
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the ministries of Agriculture, Industry and Trade, Farmers Union and the Association of Agricultural Engineers attended the workshop. Presentations in the
workshop covered a number of issues including: 1) the experience of developing countries with the implementation of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture.
2) Recent developments in the WTO negotiations on agriculture; 3) available
WTO trade remedy measures; 4) WTO negotiations on non-agriculture sectors; 5) impact of trade reforms on Jordanian agriculture; and 6) the Jordanian
law of protection of domestic production. Moreover, a collection of FAO training materials was distributed to participants.
6.4 Training Workshop for Iraq Ministry of Agriculture Staff on
Preparations for Accession to WTO
In response to a request received from the Minister for Agriculture in Iraq, the
Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development (AAAID) organized a training workshop for 10 of Iraq Ministry of Agriculture staff members
on preparations for accession to WTO during the period from 28 September
to 5 October 2005 in Amman-Jordan. FAO contributed to this workshop by
providing a resource person who made presentations on a) The Experience of
Developing Countries with the Implementation of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture, and b) FAO Trade-related Capacity Building Programme for Developing countries. In addition to the above, FAO training materials [CDs, training
manuals, and books] were provided to workshop participants.
6.5 National workshop on “Recent developments in the WTO negotiations on agriculture and their implications for agriculture
in Jordan”.
This training workshop was organized in Amman during the period 18 – 20 September 2006, and was attended by 20 participants representing the ministries of
Agriculture, Industry and Trade, Farmers Union and the Association of Agricultural Engineers. The workshop aimed at i) raising awareness of the participants
in the relevant ministries about the ongoing WTO negotiations on agriculture; ii)
assessing the negotiating position of Jordan in the context of the proposals submitted by the various negotiating groups; and iii) investigating possible options
for safeguarding agriculture against destructive import surges.
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7. Forestry
A clear indication of the priority attached to the forestry activities by Jordanian
authorities was the calling in November 2002 by His Royal Highness the Jordanian Crown Prince for a national workshop to launch a National Campaign
for Tree Planting.
In response to government request a Forestry Sector Review Report was prepared and presented by FAO and the World Bank in December 2004. As a
follow up to this review a request for FAO assistance was received from the
Ministry of Agriculture and a new project for assistance in the formulation of a
new forestry policy for Jordan was approved.
Under the Technical Cooperation Programme project TCP/JOR/3101 “Support to Forest Policy and Strategy for Sector Development” began in May
2006 and ended in September 2008 with a total budget of USD153, 000.
This project aimed at supporting the Forestry Directorate (FD) in the formulation of a new forestry development policy, with the related strategy, in consultation with all interested stakeholders in the forestry sector, for a sustainable
forest management and biodiversity conservation.
The project also aimed at strengthening capacities within the forestry sector,
with a view to building the enabling technical and institutional environment
that would be propitious to the larger forestry investment programmes that are
scheduled by the Government of Jordan. To support the policy process, the
legal framework of the forestry sector was thoroughly reviewed with the assistance of an international and a national consultant. A completely new law on
forest was drafted, discussed during the forums and submitted for consideration to the Government.
As a participatory process, the outputs of the provincial workshops were used
by the Core Team as a basis for the discussion during the national forums. The
National Forest Policy Statement and Strategy - as a draft - was proposed and
agreed to by all forestry sector stakeholders attending the second national
forest forum.
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Moreover, the project assisted in the establishment of a forest policy “community of practice” (informal think tank with co-opted members) through in-service
training, studies and meetings. This community of practice is needed to support
the new forest policy implementation and to pave the ground for further sector
development at country and sub regional levels.
In November 2007, the forest policy statement, the draft forest law and the
plan of action were submitted to the Ministry of Agriculture.
8. The FAO Special Programme for Food Security
FAO assisted Jordan through its TCP in the “Formulation of the Programme
Components of the Special Programme for Food Security (USD156, 000). The
National Programme for Food Security (NPFS), including 21 project profiles
(estimated cost US$50 million) was finalized in October 2004.
Jordan has indicated interest in providing assistance to Yemen within the framework of South-South Cooperation Programme. The agreement was signed in
March 2005. Jordanian experts/technicians were fielded to Yemen with Saudi
Arabian financial support. A new agreement was signed with Oman and accordingly Jordanian experts and technicians were identified and fielded to
Yemen in 2010.
9. Gender Issues
FAO assisted Jordan through its Technical Cooperation Programme TCP/
JOR/0169(A)-National Plan of Action for Gender Mainstreaming in Rural and
Agricultural Development (Budget USD 168,000). The development objective
of this project is to contribute to food security and the sustainable use of natural
resources, through the integration of rural women in the national development
programmes. Under this project the national capacity in participatory gender
approaches and mainstreaming, especially of the Gender Unit staff and focal points was strengthened and a National plan of Action for Gender Mainstreaming in programmes and projects for rural and agricultural development
was developed. As a result of this TCP the Jordanian Ministry of Agriculture
was the first in Jordan to establish a Gender Unit.
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10. Policy Assistance
The FAOR provided direct policy advice to ministry of agriculture senior staff
on different policy issues. National consultants prepared policy papers on
the Agricultural Sector of Jordan: Potentials and Constraints, Investment and
Technical Assistance Priorities, Policies and programmes for drought mitigation, Policy Options to reduce the Burden of Feed Subsidies and Assessment of
the Socio-economic Impact of Avian Influenza. The FAOR organized and participated as a trainer/resource person in a national workshop on “protecting
domestic agricultural production in the context of the WTO Agreements: prospects and opportunities” during the period 17 – 20 October 2005 in Amman.
The FAOR worked with the MOA to review list of pending requests in the TCP
pipeline and put it in order of priority. The FAOR initiated a programme for
enhancing awareness about assistance available from FAO. This programme
included visits to heads of mission of major donors in Jordan, participation
in the donor/lender consultation group and UN Country Team meetings and
activities. Moreover, the FAOR coordinated Ministry of Agriculture senior officer’s participation in Donor/Lender and UNCT meetings to advocate allocating more resources to agriculture.
Furthermore, in response to Government requests, the FAOR organized number
of national workshops on different subjects including: Agricultural Trade Policy
Analysis; Challenges of Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development in
Mountain Regions; Sustainable use of Biodiversity for Food Security; Issues of
Investment and Finance in Agriculture and the Role of Public and Private Sectors in Agriculture Development in Jordan.
11. Emergency Matters
11.1 Avian Influenza
FAO is contributing to regional and national efforts related to Avian Influenza
through the regional project TCP/RAB/3005 (E) “Emergency Assistance for
Early Detection and Prevention of Avian Influenza in the Middle East Region”.
(USD 400,000). Moreover, the day after the government announced the detection of the first case of the H5N1 virus in Jordan, 24 March 2006, The FAOR
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and an FAO expert on the subject visited the MOA to review with senior officers
national strategy and contingency plan for AI and specific recommendations
for improvement were suggested. FAO provided urgently needed equipment/
supplies and organized training courses for Jordanian veterinarians under the
national project “Strengthening Emergency Preparedness for Control and Prevention of Avian Influenza Outbreaks, with budget of USD 320,000. Jordan,
Egypt and Yemen benefited from a regional project on “Strengthening coordination network for the control and prevention of highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in the Middle East Region” with a total budget of USD 300,000.
A Concept Note has been prepared on Supporting the Jordanian Ministry of
Agriculture by Setting up Early Warning System for HPAI Detection with a total
budget of USD 2.6 million. The Jordanian Government presented this Concept
Note to the United States Mission in Jordan for funding consideration.
FAO organized regional workshop on surveillance of Avian Influenza Skillsbuilding, during the period 24-26 November 2008 in Amman, Jordan.
11.2 Soaring Food Prices
A National Consultant was recruited under the project GCP/INT/079/ECSoaring Food Products Prices Needs Assessment and Responses. The main objectives of this consultancy were to (a) identify pertinent issues related to the
effects of high food prices on vulnerable producers and communities and (b)
prepare and propose concrete interventions that provides the framework for
UN agencies, international financing agencies and other development partners for effectively collaborating to assist the Government in the short term to
mitigate adverse effects. The report in question was prepared and submitted
on time to FAO and IFAD for further processing.
12. Advocacy and Partnerships
12.1 Civil Society Awareness and Partnerships
As a result of the FAOR’s efforts, and under the patronage of HRH Princess
Basma Bint Talal, a National Alliance for Food Security (NAFS) was established in Jordan. The FAOR continued to participate in the NAFS meetings
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and provided technical advice in preparing the NAFS national plan of action.
The FAOR developed and maintained good relations with the leadership of
the Farmers Union and other major civil society organizations. Furthermore,
the FAOR organizes the celebration of the WFD, which is attended by representatives of government, UN Country Team, CSOs, media and research
institutions.
The FAOR was invited to deliver the Keynote speech for the Fifth Agricultural
Scientific Conference for Jordan, which was held in Al-Balaqa’ Applied University from 9 to 12 May 2005. The subject chosen for this speech was “Food
and Agriculture in the World: lessons learned from 60 years of experience”.
Moreover, the FAOR made a presentation to Jersh University staff and students
on Wednesday 7 December 2005 entitled “FAO: Towards a World Free from
Hunger”, FAO mandate, priorities and major activities were outlined and discussed.
In response to an invitation from the Amman Rotary Club, the FAOR made a
presentation on the International Food Crises on 22 July 2008
The FAO Representative invited major private sector companies in Jordan to a
consultation meeting, on Monday 27 of April 2009, to brief them on the World
Summit of Heads of State and Government on Food Security planned for November 2009 in Rome Italy. Participating organizations representd almost all
agricultural activities and regions in Jordan. The Jordanian Agricultural Exporters and Producers, professional associations, agricultural input producers
and importers, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Agriculture, Chairman of the Jordanian Veterinarian Association and the Head of the Jordanian
Farmers Union who is also the Head of the Arab Farmers Union attended the
meeting.
12.2 Media Relations
The FAOR developed and maintained good relations with the printed media,
Radio and TV in Jordan. As a result, FAO activities in Jordan are receiving
good media coverage. The FAOR has been interviewed on Jordan TV and
Radio several times and major newspapers carried many reports on FAO ac-
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tivities and projects in the country. The FAOR is making FAO press releases
available to local media. Moreover, UN Radio and TV interviewed the FAOR
on FAO activities in Jordan several times. The World Food Day celebration
receives good media coverage.
13. Other Activities
The FAOR participated in number of other regional meetings and workshops
held in Amman, Jordan. The FAOR participated in the International Workshop
on “The Role of Modern Irrigation Techniques in Improving Food Security”,
which was organized by the Afro Asian Rural Development Organization
(AARDO) in Amman, from 1 to 7 May 2005. The FAOR represented the
Organization in a coordination meeting organized by the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD) for the preparation of the Regional
Agricultural Development Strategy for the Arab Region from 28 to 30 June
2005 in Amman. The FAOR participated, as a resource person and lecturer,
in the Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development (AAAID)
organized training workshop for Iraq Ministry of Agriculture staff members
on preparations for accession to WTO during the period from 28 September
to 5 October 2005 in Amman. The FAOR participated in the International
Symposium on Irrigation Modernization Constraints and Solutions, held from
28 to 31 March, 2006, in Damascus, Syria. The FAOR continued to keep the
organization informed of major developments and administrative changes in
the country.
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D. Success Stories
Regional Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Programme in the
Near East. GTFS/REM/070/ITA. Farmer Field Schools in Jordan
FAO is assisting Jordan to address some of these issues through the Regional Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programme in the Near East (GTFS/
REM/070/ITA). Italy is the Donor of this project through the FAO Special Trust
Fund for Food Safety and Food Security (USD 7.6 million). The project objective is to reduce pesticide related risks for health and environment, and to
improve access to markets.
The following are charts and photos related to this project
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Project TCP/JOR/3202” Development of A National Agricultural
Information System”
FAO is assisting Jordan, through its TCP, in establishing National Agricultural Information System fo Information Dessiminetion and Knowledge Sharing (NAIS)phase I and II (USD 269,349). The objective of the project is to strengthen the
capacity of the Ministry of Agriculture to establish an effective and efficient information system that will support agricultural development and ensure food security in Jordan, based on the needs and demands of its stakeholders and integrating the various resources in the MOA. The new information base and supporting
capacity developed by this TCP, will facilitate strategic planning, and provide
the basis for formulating, coordinating, monitoring and reviewing, research and
policies for sustainable agricultural development.
The following are photos related to this project:
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Project TCP/JOR/2903 Assistance to Restructuring Livestock Health
and Production Delivery System in Rural Jordan. (2002 – 2012)
The objective of the assistance is to support the Government in the reorganization of the national animal health delivery system and, specifically, to: Facilitate public sector development and reorganization to include private sector delivery of community-based animal health and extension services; and Legalize
delivery of these services by Community Animal Health and Extension Workers
(CAHEWs).
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TCP/JOR/6601
TCP/JOR/6702
Symbol
Symbol
Annex 1
Source:Projects
FPMIS
as
at 20 Jan 2011
Approved
by Recipient
Projects Approved by Recipient
Approval Date
Objectives
Objectives
FAO Field Programme Management Information System (FPMIS)
Source:
FPMIS as at 20 JanInformation
2011
FAO Field Programme
Management
System (FPMIS)
Title
Approval Date
1976-10
EOD
EOD
1977-01
NTE
Page 1 of 11
61,671
865,257
46,165
36,408
63,615
81,000
251,884
85,215
187,458
45,664
158,995
45,756
37,000
52,000
91,000
75,000
100,000
5,370
25,000
1,100
33,000
40,000
Total Budget
LTU Total Budget
NTE
LTU
1977-06 n.a.
1978-10 GII
1979-04 n.a.
1979-03 n.a.
1977-11
1979-03
1979-02
1977-10
1979-03
1979-02
1979-06 n.a.
1979-12 n.a.
Title
Investment Preparation Mission for the
Development of Rainfed Agriculture, Northern
Irbid Province
Mobile Film Unit for the Dissemination of
Agricultural Extension Information
Agricultural Statistics
1979-04
1979-09
TCP/JOR/8902
1979-04
1979-04
TCP/JOR/8901
Provision of Wheat Seed
Appraisal of the Proposals for the Jordan
Timber Processingcomplex
Training in Food Storage
1982-07 n.a.
1979-09 n.a.
TCP/JOR/8904
1981-08
1979-07
TCP/JOR/8903
1981-03
1981-12 n.a.
1979-07
1981-09
Sampling Methods for Agricultural Surveys
1981-03
1982-07 AGO
Provision of Wheat Seed for Multiplication
Collection of Village Statistics
1982-01
TCP/JOR/0101
TCP/JOR/0102
1981-08
TCP/JOR/8905
TCP/JOR/0103
1983-12 n.a.
1985-10 ESH
1983-02 n.a.
1984-11
1986-10 AGP
1983-01
1984-01
1985-05
1986-09 n.a.
1982-10
1984-10
1985-09
1992-01 ESSS
1982-12
Strengthening Range, Fodder and Sheep
Management Extensionand Training (Wf)
Training in Income-Earning Activities for Rural
Women
Improved Seed Security
1984-11
1986-01
1982-10
Improving Delivery Systems of Agricultural
Services to Small Farmers
Assistance in Agricultural Statistics
TCP/JOR/4402
Assistance in Agricultural Statistics
1986-01
1986-07 AGL
TCP/JOR/2202
TCP/JOR/4403
Agricultural Statistics
1986-05
TCP/JOR/2201
JOR/86/007/ /01/12
1986-01
TCP/JOR/6653
TCP/JOR/6652
TCP/JOR/4401
TCP/JOR/6651
1987-08 AGS
TCP/JOR/6654
1986-08 AGA
1987-03
1994-07 FORW
1987-02 AGL
1986-12
1987-01
1988-04 n.a.
1986-06
1987-01
1987-05
1986-03
Treatment and Use of Minicipal and Industrial
Waste Water for Agricultural Purposes
Assistance to Agricultural Research
Department
Mission to Assess Emergency Requirements
in Agriculture Andlivestock Sector
Development of Hides,Skins and Animal
Byproducts
Forestry Development
1987-04
1986-06
JOR/87/007/ /01/12
Training in Planning and Project Analysis
1986-02
TCP/JOR/6755
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Symbol
Projects Approved by Recipient
Source: FPMIS as at 20 Jan 2011
Approval Date
Objectives
Source: FPMIS as at 20 Jan 2011
Projects Approved by Recipient
Title
Objectives
EOD
EOD
1988-04
NTE
1998-01
2000-01 SDRE
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243,000
81,920
332,000
166,500
20,500
160,000
209,615
209,500
27,250
191,000
211,947
19,000
63,987
312,495
173,000
22,000
208,000
99,000
171,000
149,500
70,923
Total Budget
LTU Total Budget
NTE
LTU
1988-12 AGS
1993-02 AGA
1991-05 AFF
Approval Date
1987-07
1991-10
1989-06
Symbol
1990-12
1989-03
TCP/JOR/6756
Assistance in Livestock Statistics
1993-03 AGPC
1992-02 ESPP
Title
Improvement of Farm Mechanization
Practices
Assistance in Agricultural Policy Analysis
1992-04
1995-04 AGPS
1992-07 AGPS
1991-06
1993-04
1992-04
1991-08
1992-03
1993-03 DDFN
1995-01 FODO
1991-09
1991-06
TCP/JOR/0051
Assistance in Agriculture Policy Analysis
(Phase II)
Improvement of Fruit Tree Planting Material
Production
Vegetable Seed Production
TCP/JOR/8951
TCP/JOR/0153
TCP/JOR/0152
TCP/JOR/2251
TCP/JOR/0154
1992-08
1993-08 ESCF
1992-06
1993-05
1995-09 AGAH
1994-05 AGPC
1992-08
1993-04
1993-09
1993-05
1996-10 AGAP
1995-01 ESHD
1992-06
1993-09
1993-04
1994-10
1994-01
Emergency Assistance to Farmers Affected by
Severe Snow, Frost and Flood Damage
Strengthening Forest and Range
Management
Agriculture Sector Review
TCP/JOR/1352
FAO/WFP Crop and Food Supply Assessment
Mission
1994-01
1994-01
JOR/92/01T/ /08/12
JOR/92/004/ /01/12
TCP/JOR/2353
Planning of Dairy Herd Recording System
Fruit Tree Planting Material Production (Phase
II)
Emergency Assistance for Control of Peste
des Petits Ruminant (Ppr)
Technical and Vocational Training
TCP/JOR/2354
TCP/JOR/4451
1998-03 AGA
1995-07 FODO
JOR/94/01T/ /08/12
1996-03
1996-09 ESN
1994-03
1996-07
1998-01 AGP
1999-01 ESNS
1996-02
1996-07
1997-07
1997-05
1994-01
Food Control and Pesticides Analysis
Assessment
1997-06
1997-02
Training in Management of Forest and Range
Lands
Support to the Sheep Cooperative
TCP/JOR/5612
Strenghtening of Food Control
TCP/JOR/6611
TCP/JOR/4452
TCP/JOR/6714
TCP/JOR/6713
1997-09 To improve the overall health and nutrition of
the people of Geigra; Create jobs and
increase family income through the sale of
date palm fruit and palm fiber products;
increase the number of women engaged in
productive income-generating schemes;
contribute to the development of women as
community decision makers; protect the
existing environment and encourage water
preservation; improve the overall quality of life
of the citizens of Greigra.
1998-10 AGPC
Establishment of a Date Palm Tree Plantation
Emergency Assistance to Small Vegetable
Farmers Affected by Severe Frost
1997-11
1997-10
NECP/JOR/504/MSC
Assistance to Participatory Extension and
Training for Olive Production
TCP/JOR/6715
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Title
Projects Approved by Recipient
Projects Approved by Recipient
Source: FPMIS as at 20 Jan 2011
Source: FPMIS as at 20 Jan 2011
Approval Date
Objectives
Objectives
EOD
1998-04
EOD
Total Budget
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10,000
7,605
173,200
335,000
10,000
8,860
108,198
164,186
135,116
100,429
41,241
110,679
67,800
113,500
64,000
1,500
302,478
LTU Total Budget
NTE
LTU
2000-04 AGSF
NTE
1999-07 ESCG
Approval Date
1998-02
1999-04
Symbol
1999-05
2001-07 AGSF
1999-07 ESCG
Symbol
Title
Assistance for Enhancing Rural Banking
Services
Crop and Food Supply Assessment Mission
1999-11
1999-04
TCP/JOR/8821
TCP/JOR/8922
1999-07
2001-03 TCD
1999-05
2000-03
2002-01 ESSS
Urban Food Security in the City of Amman
2000-03
2000-07
2002-10 ESSS
Crop and Food Supply Assessment Mission
2000-07
2000-11
TCP/JOR/8923
2000-07
2002-10 AGP
2002-09 TCA
2001-01
2003-01 AGP
2000-08
2001-01
2002-03 TCOS
2000-07
2001-03
2002-03 TCOS
2002-09 TCA
2000-10
2001-03
2003-03 AGAH
2000-10
2000-10
2001-04
TCOS
2002-06 TCOS
2003-08 SDWW
2000-11 Train fifteen rural women how to raise poultry
within their local community
2000-11 Train fifteen rural women how to raise goat
within their local community
2000-12 The project aims at assisting the government
and small-scale stockowners of Jordan in
protecting their animals, stressed by the
recurrent droughts, from the spread and
introduction of diseases. The project will focus
on strengthening and supporting the
veterinary service, to assist them in gaining a
greater understanding of the animal health
situation prevalent in the country and combat
major diseases.
2001-03
2001-09 Assist the target group in increasing their
income and living standards through provision
of the costs necessary to establish integrated
farms that are to be managed in a
participatory manner
2001-09 To train fifteen rural women on how to raise
goat within their local community
2001-12
2001-09
2000-07
TCP/JOR/7922
GCP /JOR/015/LSF
TCP/JOR/9065
TCP/JOR/0065
TCP/JOR/9066
TCP/JOR/0066
TCP/JOR/9067
Strengthening the Range Department to
Implement the National Programme for
Rangeland Rehabilitation and Development
Poultry raising
Income Improvement for Rural Women in
Eastern Districts
Assistance to the Agricultural Census and the
On-going System of Agricultural Statistics
(recoded from TCP/JOR/0065)
Assistance to the Agricultural Census and the
On-going System of Agricultural Statistics
Capacity Building in Agricultural Policy and
Project Planning (recoded from
TCP/JOR/0066)
Capacity Building in Agricultural Policy and
Project Planning
Strengthening the Range Department to
Implement the National Programme for
Rangeland Rehabilitation and Development
(recoded from TCP/JOR/0067)
TFD-99/JOR/002
Goat raising
TCP/JOR/0067
TFD-99/JOR/001
Emergency Animal Health Assistance to
Pastoral Small Stockholders Affected by
Drought
National Plan for Gender Mainstreaming in
Rural and Agricultural Development
Fruit tree integrated farms
TCP/JOR/0068
TFD-00/JOR/001
Goat raising
TCP/JOR/0169
TFD-00/JOR/003
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Symbol
Projects Approved by Recipient
Source: FPMIS as at 20 Jan 2011
Approval Date
Objectives
The objective of the project is to promote the
adoption of integrated production and
protection management (IPP) in greenhouse
crops aiming at healthy and high quality
produce, sustainable productivity and reduced
use of pesticides.
Provide sufficient and healthy food for the
participating households
The objective of the project is to support the
Government of Jordan in the formulation of
the SPFS Programme Components, through:
Providing adequate technical support and
orientation to enable the nationally recruited
and led National Formulation Team in its
programme identification and formulation task;
Ensuring that programme documents
produced by the NFT (i.e. the National
Programme Document, NPD, and the National
Programme of Operations, NPO) are in line
with general SPFS guidelines and thus
provide the best tools towards successful
SPFS implementation.
The overall objective of the assistance is to
strengthen the food and agricultural statistics
system so that policy and administrative
decisions aimed at increasing agricultural
production and ensuring food security are
based on reliable and up-to-date information.
The objective of the Phase II is to facilitate
completion of the remaining activities in line
with the original project agreement and, more
in particular, as this relates to the
achievement of the following objectives:
Improve and upgrade the current system for
data collection in the agriculture sector to
meet the priority needs of the data users (user
-driven system); Contribute to strengthening
the national capacity for data collection,
processing and analysis of the agriculture
sector.
Objectives
Source: FPMIS as at 20 Jan 2011
Projects Approved by Recipient
Title
Approval Date
2001-12
2002-01
Title
Integrated Production and Protection
Management (IPP) of Greenhouse Crops
Shami goat raising
2002-06
Symbol
TFD-01/JOR/003
Formulation of the Components of the Special
Programme for Food Security (SPFS)
2002-10
TCP/INT/0165
TCP/JOR/2801
Assistance to Agricultural Census and the Ongoing System of Agricultural Statistics - Phase
II
Assistance to Restructuring Livestock Health
and Production Delivery System in Rural
Jordan
2002-12 The objective of the assistance is to support
the Government in the reorganization of the
national animal health delivery system and,
specifically, to: Facilitate public sector
development and reorganization to include
private sector delivery of community-based
animal health and extension services; and
Legalize delivery of these services by
Community Animal Health and Extension
Workers (CAHEWs).
TCP/JOR/2902
TCP/JOR/2903
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2002-09
EOD
2002-04
2003-12 TCIE
2003-09 TCOS
NTE
LTU
2003-12 AGPC
295,156
90,091
118,754
10,000
396,000
Total Budget
LTU Total Budget
2002-12
2004-03 ESSS
NTE
2003-02
2005-05 AGAH
EOD
2003-09
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TCP/RAB/2902
TCP/RAB/2903
Symbol
Symbol
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Projects Approved by Recipient
Source: FPMIS as at 20 Jan 2011
287,000
376,000
Total Budget
LTU Total Budget
NTE
LTU
2004-11 AGPP
NTE
EOD
2002-12
2004-12 TCAR
EOD
2003-03
Approval Date
Approval Date
Objectives
2002-12 Assist the Ministries of Agriculture in Egypt,
Iran, Saudi Arabia and Yemen in assessing
the current pest geographical distribution and
in eliminating populations from specific areas;
Assist in identifying and strengthening specific
phytosanitary measures to be implemented, in
order to prevent the introduction and spread of
the pest to the non-infested countries in the
Middle East and in North Africa; Train
government and industry personnel in
surveillance and management techniques for
Peach Fruit Fly; Train phytosanitary officers
in Pest Risk Analysis with special emphasis
on the identification of pathways for entry of
the Peach Fruit Fly and management options
for risk mitigation; Review and update
phytosanitary legislation of the participating
countries in order to ensure that adequate
legal frameworks are in place to permit the
implementation of phytosanitary options and
activities required to achieve the objectives;
Establishment of a national and regional
vigilance (surveillance) system which utilizes a
trapping network for early detection of the
pest; Preparation, in each country, of an
Emergency Response capability to eliminate
B. zonata outbreaks and prevent its
establishment and spread.
Objectives
Source: FPMIS as at 20 Jan 2011
Projects Approved by Recipient
Title
Title
Management of the Peach Fruit Fly
(Bactrocera zonata) in the Middle East and
North Africa
Support to CAEU for the Formulation of a
Regional Programme for Food Security
2003-03 The overall objective of this project is to assist
the CAEU Secretariat and member countries
in the formulation of a Regional Programme
for Food Security (RPFS), including regional
and national components, as well as in the
strengthening of capacities at the CAEU
Secretariat and in member countries to ensure
a successful and sustainable implementation
of the RPFS. More specifically the project will
aim to: Formulate the RPFS together with a
set of readily available bankable development
projects at country and regional levels for
donor funding, with the view to enable the
CAEU Secretariat to mobilize and secure
resources for the implementation of the RPFS;
Strengthen the capacities in the CAEU
Secretariat and member countries in: RNER
project/programme identification, formulation,
appraisal, monitoring and evaluation; food
standards and CODEX Alimentarius; and
agricultural trade issues including WTO
negotiations on agriculture, Euro-Med Free
Trade Area and intra-regional trade.
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Objectives
2003-12 The objective of the project is to support the
Government of Jordan in the formulation of
the SPFS Programme Components, through:
Providing adequate technical support and
orientation to enable the nationally recruited
and led National Formulation Team in its
programme identification and formulation task;
Ensuring that programme documents
produced by the NFT (i.e. the National
Programme Document, NPD, and the National
Programme of Operations, NPO) are in line
with general SPFS guidelines and thus
provide the best tools towards successful
SPFS implementation.
Approval Date
Objectives
2003-12 The project will work in six countries of the
Near East Region that share specific priorities
on Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The
project will address a range of priorities of the
Special Programme for Food Security (SPFS)
in particular: Reduced environmental
degradation; Use of community participatory
processes; Regional, national and local
ownership; Attention to policy and funding
constraints; and Cost-effective crop
production. The project will strengthen the
capability of Government agencies, NGOs
and farming communities of the six countries
to plan, organize and implement programs at
local level, which will support communitybased IPM. The IPM strategies aim to reduce
pesticide use. This will contribute to the
protection of farming communities, their
environment and consumers, and to
expansion of local and export markets for high
value crops in line with the EU standards and
rules for international trade. The project will
provide technical assistance, facilitate
exchanges of expertise and implement pilot
activities in the field. For its implementation,
the project will form and build on partnerships
among communities (their members and
organizations), relevant NGOs, Government
units/departments, research and university
institutions and, other (FAO) projects. These
partnerships will merge in a forum for
discussion at national and regional level.
2003-12 The overall objective of the project is to assist
the Ministry of Agriculture in Jordan to
generate an integrated approach to home
garden improvement through the promotion of
low-cost, ecologically sound crop and small
animal husbandry systems as a strategy for
enhancing the nutritional status and improving
income of families in the rural upland areas.
The project will directly support the SPFS
intensification and diversification components,
serving as an entry point for the launching of
the Programme.
Approval Date
Source: FPMIS as at 20 Jan 2011
Source: Projects
FPMIS
as at 20 Jan 2011
Approved by Recipient
Projects Approved by Recipient
Title
Title
Regional Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Programme in the Middle Eastern Countries
Symbol
Symbol
GTFS/REM/070/ITA
Home Gardening for Better Family Nutrition
and Income in Upland Areas in Support of the
SPFS
Formulation of the Components of the Special
Programme for Food Security
(SPFS)(Recoded from project TCP/JOR/2801)
TCP/JOR/2904
TCP/JOR/2901
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NTE
LTU
2011-12 AGPP
37,702
208,234
7,609,370
Total Budget
LTU Total Budget
EOD
2004-04
2005-12 AGPC
NTE
2004-02
2004-08 TCIE
EOD
2004-01
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FAO –JORDAN
TCP/RAB/3001
Symbol
Symbol
Projects Approved by Recipient
Source: FPMIS as at 20 Jan 2011
Approval Date
Approval Date
Objectives
2004-01 Development Objective: The development
objective is to assist AOAD in obtaining
relevant statistical information in support to
their priority policies concerning the
achievement of Arab food security and an
eventual Arab common market and tariff
agreements among their member countries
within the WTO framework. Immediate
Objectives: The immediate objective of the
assistance is to build and strengthen the
capacities of AOAD in establishing a
sustainable and technically up-dated system
of trade data covering its member countries.
2004-03 The primary objective of the project is to
enhance the capacity of agricultural marketing
institutions to introduce required marketing
improvements that facilitate improved
performance and adaptation to the changing
national and international trade environments.
This would be achieved through the following
immediate objectives: Strengthened
understanding and institutional capacities of
the concerned public and private marketing
institutions to adapt to the changing national
and international trade environment; Member
countries better able to formulate and adopt
the required marketing policies and
procedures to facilitate better performance of
marketing institutions and increase their
flexibility to adjust to the changing trade
environment; Staff trained in selected
marketing fields essential for improved
performance and adaptability to change.
2004-04 The objective of the project is to strengthen
the training capacities of AIFR, through
Improved teaching and education techniques
of the lecturers; Technically updated and
enriched curricula, corresponding to the
current needs of AOAD countries, including
recent policy development in forestry, range
management, environment and biodiversity
conservation.
2004-11
1. Assist the targeted families to obtain
additional income. 2. Develop rural women
role in their communities. 3. Help rural women
in acquiring the necessary skills to act
independently in the future.
Objectives
Source: FPMIS as at 20 Jan 2011
Projects Approved by Recipient
Title
Title
Assistance for the Processing of Regional
Trade Statistics of Agricultural Trade
Commodities
Improving the training capacity of the Arab
Insitute for Forestry and Range
Strengthening capacities for agricultural
marketing adjustment to the changing national
and international trade environments
TCP/RAB/3003
TCP/RAB/3002
TFD-03/JOR/002
Dairy Products Processing at Aleis Area/
Tafeileh Governorate
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EOD
2004-01
2005-12 AGSF
NTE
LTU
2005-11 ESSB
9,874
208,789
310,342
152,144
Total Budget
LTU Total Budget
2004-03
2005-12 FONP
NTE
2004-09
2005-12 TCOS
EOD
2004-12
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FAO – JORDAN
TCP/JOR/3001
TCP/RAB/3005
Symbol
Symbol
Generated on 20-Jan-2011 03:14 PM
Projects Approved by Recipient
Source: FPMIS as at 20 Jan 2011
Approval Date
Objectives
Source: FPMIS as at 20 Jan 2011
Projects Approved by Recipient
Title
Title
National drought mitigation strategy
Emergency assistance for early detection and
prevention of avian influenza in the Middle
East regionEmergency preparedness for
highly pathogenic avian influenza in the
Middle East Region
Approval Date
Objectives
2005-05 The overall objective of this project is to
provide assistance for the country to base its
drought prevention, mitigation, preparedness
and response measures on a consistent and
coherent national drought plan. It is an FAO
contribution to strengthen the short-, mediumand long - term drought management capacity
in the country. A direct output of this
assistance is to strengthen institutional
capacity in drought early warning, drought
monitoring and impacts assessment. The
stakeholders of this project would refer to
government institutions, non-government
organizations, farmers, representatives of civil
society and donors that play a key role in
drought management. Specifically the main
objectives of this assistance are to: Help the
Government in formulating a comprehensive
and integrated National Strategy & Action
Plan on Drought Management and Mitigation
for the Agricultural Sector; Strengthen coordination mechanisms for drought response
by various stakeholders; Strengthen
institutional capacity in drought early warning,
preparedness and response to affected areas
and people, especially for the more vulnerable
and food insecure households; Train staff in
concerned institutions on the drought
management, preparedness and mitigation
issues.
2005-10 The primary objective of the proposed project
is to strengthen the capacity for generating
and sharing HPAI disease intelligence and
using this to mount emergency preparedness
planning against the eventuality of HPAI being
introduced into the region, specifically in
relation to migration of and trade in wild birds.
To accomplish this objective, secondary
objectives will entail: Generating an
understanding of migratory bird movement
into and within the region and the potential for
their contact with domestic poultry Building
public awareness of the issues relating to the
risks Strengthening HPAI field surveillance
and laboratory support for diagnosis
Establishing information and technology
network linkages with other regions (GLEWS
and OFFLU) in the global system for HPAI
surveillance.
400,000
229,000
Total Budget
LTU Total Budget
NTE
LTU
2007-04 NRL
NTE
EOD
2005-08
2007-10 AGAH
EOD
2005-11
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FAO –JORDAN
TCP/JOR/3101
Symbol
Symbol
Projects Approved by Recipient
Source: FPMIS as at 20 Jan 2011
Approval Date
Objectives
Source: FPMIS as at 20 Jan 2011
Projects Approved by Recipient
Title
EOD
NTE
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2,452,234
3,200,000
938,539
156,349
162,000
Total Budget
LTU Total Budget
2009-12 KCEFD
NTE
LTU
2008-09 FOM
2007-09
2011-05 AGPP
EOD
2006-05
2007-05
2013-06 FIRF
Title
Support to forest policy and strategy for sector
development
2008-07
2010-06 AGAH
Development of a National Agricultural
Information System (NAIS)
2007-11
TCP/JOR/3102
2007-10 The longer-term objective: promotion and
development of responsible fisheries
management in the region; medium-Term
Objective: The medium-term objective is to
enable the fisheries institutions of the
participating governments to carry out
improved assessment and monitoring within
the sub-region of the status of the artisanal
fisheries resources; their improved capability
will allow for continuous adaptation and
improvement, as appropriate, of optimum
management strategies; Immediate
Objectives: Establish a reliable and updated
information base on the state of fishery
resources and the fisheries sector (vessels,
fishing effort, work force, etc.) to support
fisheries management in the region; Develop
national institutional capacities to undertake
all activities related to fishing policy planning,
strategic planning, operational management
and marine resource surveys and analysis;
and Develop and institutionalise the skills,
capacities and procedures used in all aspects
of fisheries management
Regional Initiative for Obsolete Pesticide
Management - Syria, Jordan and Lebanon
Marine Resources Programme in the Red Sea
2007-11 Sweden will continue the support according to
the original agreements for 20072008 The
validity of the agreements on cooperation (as
mentioned above) is extended to December
31, 2008.
Approval Date
Objectives
2006-02 This project aims at supporting the Forestry
Directorate (FD) in the formulation of a new
forestry development policy, with the related
strategy, in consultation with all interested
stakeholders in the forestry sector, for a
sustainable forest management and
biodiversity conservation. The project also
aims at strengthening capacities within the
forestry sector, with a view to building the
enabling technical and institutional
environment that would be propitious to the
larger forestry investment programmes that
are scheduled by the Government of Jordan.
2006-10 The objective of the project is to strengthen
the capacity of the Ministry of Agriculture to
establish an effective and efficient information
system that will support agricultural
development and ensure food security in
Jordan, based on the needs and demands of
its stakeholders and integrating the various
resources in the MOA
2007-06 To design a full scale project with the following
Development Objective : Elimination of the
critical health and environmental risk
presented by existing obsolete pesticide
stockpiles and preventing recurrence of
similar problems in the future.
Support for the control and prevention of
Highly Pathogenic Influenza (HPAI) in Middle
East and North Africa. Extension of
Cooperation Agreement: Second
Ammendement to Sida A0000174 and Sida
A0000180
GCP /RAB/004/SWI
GCP /REM/071/MUL
OSRO/RAB/701/SWE
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FAO – JORDAN
Projects Approved by Recipient
Source: FPMIS as at 20 Jan 2011
Approval Date
Objectives
establishing a regional mechanism for sharing
experiences, expertise and know-how and
harmonizing laboratory procedures,
standards, and techniques of GMO detection;
training relevant officers and technicians at
national level in the subject, and developing a
platform for information sharing and
networking amongst technical staff in GMOs
detection laboratories.
To encourage a positive inputs supply
response of farmers in developing countries in
the short to medium term in the context of
their sustainable development
To develop Jordans key government and civil
society counterparts capacity to adapt to
climate change threats to health, food
security, productivity, and human security
under the conditions of severe water scarcity
The proposed project aims at introducing
direct planting practices and cover/forage
crops, increasing water use-efficiency under
rainfed agriculture and building the capacity of
the national agricultural research and
extension for the promotion of conservation
agriculture practices. This includes applied
and participatory research and extension
approaches. At the end of the project
conservation agriculture systems should be
adapted to conditions in different parts of the
country and applied by an increasing number
of farmers. An expected positive side effect is
a closer collaboration of stakeholders of the
agricultural sector, primarily regional (Arab
Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry
Lands [ACSAD]) and national (the National
Center for Agriculural Research and
Extension [NCARE]) research institutes,
farmers, and farm service providers.
The objective of the project is to strengthen
the capacity of the Ministry of Agriculture to
establish an effective and efficient information
system that will support agricultural
development and ensure food security in
Jordan, based on the needs and demands of
its stakeholders and integrating the various
resources in the MOA.
Objectives
Source: FPMIS as at 20 Jan 2011
Projects Approved by Recipient
Title
2008-09
Symbol
Soaring Food Products` Prices Needs
assessment and Responses
2009-02
Approval Date
2008-07
GCP /INT/079/EC
Adaptation to Climate Change to Sustain
Jordan`s MDG Achievements (MDGF-1646)
2009-05
Symbol
UNJP/JOR/015/SPA
Sustainable agricultural production through
the promotion of conservation agriculture
2010-02
Title
Strengthening capacities towards the
establishment of a regional platform for the
detection of genetically modified organisms
TCP/JOR/3201
Development of a National Agricultural
Information System (NAIS) - Phase II of TCP/
JOR/3102
TCP/RAB/3202
TCP/JOR/3202
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NTE
2009-04 TCESD
113,000
270,500
827,667
673,856
413,000
Total Budget
LTU Total Budget
2008-08
2012-09 NRLW
EOD
2009-10
2011-08 AGPC
NTE
LTU
2011-03 AGPS
2009-09
2011-04 KCEFD
EOD
2008-12
2010-02
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FAO –JORDAN
Symbol
Symbol
Projects Approved by Recipient
Source: FPMIS as at 20 Jan 2011
Approval Date
Approval Date
Objectives
2010-04 To address food and energy security in the
Near East and North Africa region through a
convergent approach which integrates four
critical resource factors - water, energy,
technology and knowledge considering the
actual and forecasted scenarios for climate
change as the premise and framework for
action marking clearly the heterogeneity in the
region and the challenge of mobilizing its
resources. Integration of these factors
provides the foundation for the development
and preparedness of countries in the region to
face the challenges of water scarcity, food
security and climate change.
2010-08 The project outcome will be the establishment
of a systematic approach leading to the
effective management and prevention of the
introduction of the most invasive Solanum
elaeagnifolium (Silver leaf nightshade) into
Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria thereby
preventing its spread to non-affected areas
and minimizing the likelihood of negative
impacts on the environment, economy and
society. This will be achieved through the
strengthening of the quarantine and pest
control systems.
2010-10 To remove obsolete DDT from the three
countries and to dispose of it in an
environmentally sound manner
Objectives
Source: FPMIS as at 20 Jan 2011
Projects Approved by Recipient
Title
Management of the Invasive Plant Solanum
elaeagnifolium in the Near East
TCP/INT/3301
TCP/RAB/3301
Title
Support to policy consultation and actions to
boost sustainable use of water and energy
resources for agricultural production and
livelihood improvement in the Near East and
North Africa Region in the context of climate
change
UNFA/REM/073/WHO
Demonstration of Sustainable Alternatives to
DDT and Strengthening of National Vector
Control Capabilities in Middle East and North
Africa - (Component #3: Collection,
repackaging and disposal of obsolete public
health and agricultural POPs)
Generated on 20-Jan-2011 03:14 PM
NTE
LTU
2011-12 NRLW
400,000
389,000
436,000
Total Budget
LTU Total Budget
EOD
2010-04
2012-07 AGPM
NTE
2010-09
2012-10 AGPM
D
EOD
2010-10
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