"This project will help us become a green campus"
From 14 to 16 March 2017, the ENPI CBC Med Programme together with representatives of European Commission’s DG NEAR, the EU Delegation to Jordan and the European Union Office for the West Bank and Gaza Strip, visited some funded projects in Jordan and Palestine. Here is a story of what they saw and who they met.
Energy efficiency, waste management, sustainable tourism, social inclusion, etc. Cross-border cooperation address multifaceted issues but is characterized by a same approach: men and women working together to make an impact on both sides of the Mediterranean Sea, developing joint solutions which can replicated by other people facing the same challenges.
From 14 to 16 March 2017, we visited five of our funded projects in Jordan and Palestine and had the opportunity to witness tangible results of Mediterranean-wide cooperation initiatives.
Fighting against poverty through sustainable agriculture.
Nested among the lush green hills of Tal Al-Rumman, the Royal Botanic Garden is a pioneering institution for the conservation of the native flora of Jordan. Its range of activities also encompasses using nature and sustainable farming to improve the welfare and livehoods of 50 local herder families.
"The situation of the local communities we work with was of extreme poverty, diseases transferred from animals to humans and low level of education. Through the SIDIG-MED project, we were able to increase their set of skills to be more independent and bring their traditional knowledge up into modern techniques," explained Her Royal Highness Princess Basma Bint Ali, founder of the Royal Botanic Garden.
[Photo via SIDIG-MED web site]