The TNA identified grassland management as a priority and oversaw a project to revive an old tradition called hima, a community-based system of grazing management. Based on the project, the Ministry of Environment has developed a Concept Note for the Green Climate Fund to scale up the successful pilot project.
Jordan is a dry country located in the Middle East just south of Syria. The recent surge of refugees from Syria strains the agriculture sector, as there are approximately an additional 1.4 million people to feed. The sector is already under pressure from an unfavourable arid landscape, whose conditions are being worsened by the changing climate. Less rainfall, hotter temperatures and unreliable weather patterns pose a great threat in particular to the large rural population that is dependent on subsistence farming.
Jordan completed its TNA in 2017. Although Jordan has previously begun work to address the challenges of climate change, there has been a technological gap in these efforts, as necessary adaption and mitigation climate technologies have not been considered. The TNA introduced a systematic approach through which the most relevant climate technologies were found and selected. It also worked as way to develop an integrated approach, seeing how the chosen technologies complement and strengthen each other across sectors.
The TNA stressed the need for optimizing water usage in Jordan’s agriculture sector by implementing drip and subsurface irrigation. The Technology Action Plan details details a project to introduce this technology, which aims at irrigating 60,000 ha by 2030 through capacity-building programmes and attractive financial subsidies for farmers and landowners.
Jordan’s TNA contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals: