Growing hope in Jordan, the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Egypt Stories from the field
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This booklet was created as part of long term collaboration between Oxfam and ILEIA (Centre for Learning on Sustainable Agriculture). Since 2013 the two organizations have been cooperating to implement the project “Food Security Governance of Bedouin Pastoralist Groups in the Mashreq” funded by the European Union. The project involved many international and local partners including the Palestinian Livestock Development Center (PLDC), the Palestinian Agricultural Cooperatives Union (PACU) and the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC). The main partner in Jordan is the International Union for Conservation of Nature–Regional Office for West Asia (IUCN–ROWA and WISP), while in Egypt the project has been supported and implemented with the support of Oxfam Novib. The key objective of this regional project is to improve the participation of Bedouin pastoralists and other small ruminant breeder groups to be recognized as stakeholders in policy and decision making processes that affect their livelihoods, food security and nutrition. The beneficiaries are not only herders and Bedouins living in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip) but also in Egypt (Marsa Matrouh Governorate) and Jordan (Ma’an and Mafraq Governorate). ILEIA actively collaborated with Oxfam in the “Documenting technological innovation and policy processes”. In January and February 2015 partner organization staff began the documentation activity. Based on the direct experience gained through the project (exchanges with partners and target groups, personal observations and analysis), as well as through wider professional exposure to the pastoralist context, they identified stories and topics for articles related to food security and the livelihood challenges beneficiaries face in their daily life. The articles in this booklet are the result of these trainings and will raise awareness and foster a better understanding of the situation of Bedouin and herder communities at both national and international level.
Subjectbedouins, rural development, food security, governance
Country/RegionJordan, Egypt, Palestine, Middle East
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