Tracing Soil Amendment Impacts of Processed Bio-solids on the Rehabilitation of Jordan’s Agro-pastoral Areas

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The proposed TRACE Rehab project aims to combat the ongoing degradation and desertification of Jordan’s dry rangelands (the Badia) and to re-vitalize these depleted agro-pastures essential to the rural population depending on a livestock-based agricultural system. In the long term, the project will contribute to securing community livelihoods and the Bedouin tribal heritage of the country.

Period of Implementations

Mar 26, 2019 - Dec 31, 2020

Total Budget

USD 10,000

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Goals

Thriving dry rangelands (Badia) provide water, food and resilient livelihoods to its host communities in a large scale nutrient-cycle context.

Objectives

1) achieving resilience and nutrient enhancement of degraded rangelands (Badia) to vitalize an essential natural resource base serving Jordan’s rural livestock-based agricultural system, and 2) recycling of communal wastewater treatment by-product and providing a solution for upcoming storage issues.

Impact Pathway

The study strives to achieve two outcomes. First, that nutrient-enriched agro-pastures (pilot to small watershed scale) have increased soil fertility, land productivity and better withstand degradation for the benefit of the local livestock farmers, which are identified as downstream end-users. And second that collaborating wastewater treatment centers operate with reduced storage burden and resource loss through recycling of fertile processed sludge.

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