Planting Native Fodder Shrubs

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1- Background

This Project focuses on the introduction of native forage shrubs into the severely degraded rangelands to improve rangeland forage productivity.  Improving forage resources for grazing animals in Jordan Badia is essential for improving the nutrition of these animals and consequently the productivity per head which expected to incite herders to adopt self-destocking to maintain the diversity and productivity of the improved rangelands.  Therefore, sustainability of these grazing resources is essential for enhancing the living conditions of local communities in the Badia. Accordingly, the MoEnv signed three agreements (January 2012, October 2012 and November 2013) with MoA to plant native fodder shrubs (Atriplex halimus) at the selected sites in Jordan Badia.

2- Achieved Activities/Outputs

Activity 1: Participation of local community

Activity 2: Production of Atriplex seedlings

Activity 3: Planting fodder shrubs

Activity 4: Irrigation of planted seedlings

Activity 5: Replacing failed plants

Activity 6: Protection of planted sites

Activity 7: Monitoring of revegetated sites

The numbers of planted and replaced failed seedlings of Atriplex halimus at project sites till end of 2014 are summarized in the following table:

2012

2013

2014

Sum

Planted

Replaced

Location

No. of Seedlings

Location

No. of Seedlings

Location

No. of Seedlings

 

 

Planted

Replaced

Planted

Replaced

Planted

Replaced

 

 

Al-Bandan

40,000

-

Al-Sbehi

62,000

-

Marab Atayyarah

55,000

 

157,000

 

Arainbah

18,000

-

Al-Oshagi

68,000

-

Al-Grain

64,000

 

150,000

 

 

 

 

Al-Bandan

-

20,000

Al-Oshaji

 

14,000

 

34,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Al-Bandan

 

9,000

 

9,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

58,000

0

 

130,000

20,000

 

119,000

23,000

307,000

43,000


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