Mapping South-South Cooperation in the Arab States

Arab States

Technical Assistance under South-South Cooperation (SSC) with Jordan in support of the Special Programme for Food Security (SPFS)

Thursday, 25 June 2015 13:04 Written by 
  • Location(s): Jordan
  • Type(s): Mechanism
  • Theme(s): Agriculture , Food Security
  • SDG(s): 2. Zero Hunger
  • Locations of Agro Solutions: Jordan
  • Types of Agro Solutions: Mechanism
  • Themes in Agro Solutions: Agriculture , Food Security
  • SDGs in Agro Solutions: 2. Zero Hunger
  • Locations in the Arab States: Jordan
  • Types in the Arab States: Mechanism
  • Themes in the Arab States: Agriculture , Food Security
  • SDGs in the Arab States: 2. Zero Hunger
South-South Cooperation at work in Malawi. South-South Cooperation at work in Malawi. FAO

Geographic focus: Yemen covering some governorates such as Sana'a, Taiz, Dhamar, and Aden.

Thematic areas: Agriculture, food security through improvements in water control, crop intensification, and diversification

Development challenge and key achievements:

The fielding of four field technicians over a two-year period, from August/Sept 2006 till August/Sept 2008, resulted in an enhanced capacity of the national technicians and farmers and contributed to increased agricultural production and food security in the country. Production activities covered some components of the SPFS, such as water control, crop intensification, marketing and diversification, including small animal production as well as other areas of priority importance to the country.

The project assisted in establishing integrated models of irrigation techniques to improve water use efficiency. It also conducted trainings and support for farmers, extension staff and agricultural agents in water conservation and management practices, and supported the introduction of high-value cash crops, the olive growing and cropping and the improvement of marketing of agricultural products. The project also provided extension for households owning livestock.

The main beneficiaries of the programme were small farmers and consumers. Farmers were able to intensify production, produce off-season, and ensure a more regular supply on the market, thereby derived increased incomes. Consumers benefited from more regular supplies, improved standards and better food quality.

Solution Details: The comparative advantage of the solution:

The project permitted the fielding of 4 technicians from Jordan over a two-year period with the following expertise:

  1. Crop Production
  2. Irrigation
  3. Marketing
  4. Livestock

South-South Cooperation between Yemen and Jordan has been a practical technical assistance, facilitated by FAO at development and implementation levels. The FAO comparative advantage was mainly reufb02ected in SSC legal, operational and technical framework, the response to the specific needs of the recipient country since the project formulation, the follow up of the SSC activities through the FAO Representation and backstopping, and the work of SSC partners directly with farmers and their technical national counterparts.

Most Recent Annual Budget (USD): 350,000

Total Budget (USD): 350,000

Focal Point and Contact:
Fathi Hadhri, South-South Cooperation Officer FAO, HQ
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla,
00153, Rome Italy
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