Small Ruminants Investment and Graduating Households in Transition Project
The project aims at reducing poverty and enhancing national food security by improving
the productivity of the small ruminant sector that faces challenges such as water scarcity, feed shortage and degraded rangelands. It is also intended to assist Syrian refugees and host communities in graduating out of poverty. The rationale behind the project is that many among Syrian refugees and the host communities would graduate out of poverty through productive assets and skills to help them invest in a sustainable source of livelihood that they could not afford otherwise.
Activities are organized in two components:
- Investment in farmer services, to strengthen the public and private complementary services offered to small-ruminants producer, thanks also to the establishment of a National Agriculture Advisory Group for policy dialogue;
- Livelihood investments and access to financial services, through grant-based income-generating packages for on- and off-farm enterprises as well as through lending facilities for rural businesses.
The project is implemented in the six northern and central governorates of Mafraq, Irbid, Jerash, Ajloun, Madaba and the outskirts of Amman. Primary target groups include some 11,920 households (or 57216 individuals) among vulnerable smallholder livestock farmers. Additionally, the project supports 2,025 Syrian refugee households and
1,625 households from vulnerable host communities.
08 September 2017
2017 - 2023
Credit and Financial Services
Total Project Cost
US$ 23.99 million
US$ 8.9 million
Facility for Refugees, Migrants, Forced Displacement and Rural Stability US$ 3.9 million
National Government US$ 4.69 million
US$ 3.24 million