Mainstreaming Sustainable Land Management Practices
Rewarding ecosystems, rewarding people
Jordan was selected to implement a six-year-project, which is implemented by IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) and funded by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), aiming at demonstrating and scaling-up successful sustainable land management practices for the control and prevention of desertification and deforestation.
Within IUCN ROWA’s portfolio to strengthen the capacity necessary for the protection of Jordan’s environment, the project will integrate an ecosystem-based approach into public-supported productive and poverty reduction activities.
The project is designed to enhance the quality of life of rural communities, consistent with development objectives to improve economic productivity of land and enhance gendered empowerment of communities affected by land degradation. It will also support sustainable land management best practices at the local level and mainstream them in local, sub-national and national planning and incentive frameworks.
For more information please contact:
Ms. Fidaa Haddad, IUCN ROWA - Programme Manager
The project will be implemented in thirteen Jordanian villages in the Karak, Tafileh and Ma’an Governorates to help the locals to develop project proposals that are based on Integrated Local Development Strategies in order to improve livelihoods and economic development.
The project will be implemented using a participatory action-research approach coupled with a process of capacity building.
The project is implemented using a participatory planning cycle
Photo: Lara Nassar