|Title:||Jordan - Rural Economic Growth and Employment Project (REGEP) – March 2023|
Omar Ibrahim Farhan Al-Azaam, 62 years from Jejeen in Irbid governorate, Omar is one of the participants in the Farmer Field School (FFS) activities, he got training and different visits throughout the year for specialists in agriculture to help him overcome the diseases that affect the almond trees in his field during the last 3 years, during the one year of the (FFS) he managed to overcome the disease and find ways to deal with it.
" I have been a farmer for 35 years, and this kind of almond tree is very rare and one of the best in the country. I'm planning to apply for a grant this year through the REGEP project after the success that I witnessed in overcoming the Almond trees diseases through what we learnt and the supervision in the (FFS)" Omar says
Rural Economic Growth and Employment Project (REGEP) focus on rural areas of the Governorates of Ajloun, Jerash, Balqa, Madaba and Mafraq.
In line with the Government's Poverty Reduction Strategy 2013-2020, the project targets rural households below the poverty line, and vulnerable rural households above the poverty who are at high risk of falling into poverty.
The project's goal is the reduction of poverty, vulnerability and inequality in rural areas by creating productive employment and income-generating opportunities for the rural poor and vulnerable, especially youth and women.
While the project total cost is 39.17 million US$, IFAD is financing 24.54 million US$
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