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Compost as solid waste management in Jordan

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    Improving Rural Livelihoods and the Environment Through the Integral Utilization of Residues of Treated Waste Water and Organic Solid Waste for the Production of Renewable Energy and Compost in Mafraq Governorate of Jordan - TCP/JOR/3602 2020
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    As the Syrian crisis continues to escalate, the influx of refugees in neighbouring countries places an growing burden on affected areas. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) determined that Jordan hosts around 620 000 registered refugees, while the Government has estimated that there is a total of 1.4 million refugees in the country. In Mafraq, the refugee population lives in distress, while the broader population is also affected by the refugee influx. In December 2019, there were 75 993 individuals and 17 655 families registered at the Zaatari refugee camp. Stakeholders in the Zaatari community continue to pursue the creation of job opportunities for residents, with a record 13 220 active work permits being reached in October 2019. Although job opportunities are traditionally dominated by the agriculture sector, the waste sector offers potential for the development of additional “green” jobs. In Jordan, the level of municipal solid waste has grown rapidly over the past two decades, while the influx of refugees has exponentially increased its rate of production. Much of the solid waste produced finds its way to landfills, most of which are classified as unsanitary dump sites. On top of the strain being placed on the waste management system, the influx of refugees has also driven an increased demand for energy. This TCP project was therefore designed to make use of waste in the Zaatari municipality in the creation of sustainable job opportunities that promote compost production for agricultural purposes and the generation of energy.
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    Evaluation of the project “Improving rural livelihoods, environment & green jobs opportunities in Mafraq Governorate in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan”
    Project code: GCP/JOR/017/EC
    2022
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    The evaluation of the project “Improving rural livelihoods, environment & green jobs opportunities in Mafraq Governorate in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan” (GCP/JOR/017/EC) looked into accountability issues but also sought to document lessons, identify good practices and challenges that can inform the design and implementation of follow-up or similar projects in innovative waste disposal techniques and green jobs in order to achieve positive economic, environmental and social outcomes. The evaluation considered the multisectoral project to be innovative and relevant to FAO's mandate and work in the country, highlighting the complexities of the food–water–energy nexus. It achieved consensus at the highest levels on the use of biosolids for agricultural purposes through the use of evidence-based research, and at the same time resulted in a reduction in the amount of waste going to the landfill, provided livelihood opportunities for Syrian refugees working in the Material Recovery Facility within Zaatari refugee camp. This project demonstrated well the potential and the practical challenges of integrating the humanitarian-development-peace nexus within FAO’s work.
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    Compost from organic bio solids – Production, socioeconomics and impact on soil productivity
    Final report on compost research
    2020
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    The purpose of the publication is to provide a brief scientific overview and guidance to the government and researchers on the positive results of composting, recommending that they adopt a policy that encourages composting from organic waste, and demonstrating that the expected impact of compost production and its use in agriculture can be viewed from different angles. The organic fraction of the bio-solid waste is utilized as a resource to produce compost. The production process allows the organic part of the waste to be eliminated from the traditional disposal channel (landfill), in order to create an environmentally compatible waste management system. Production of compost enhances the economic growth potential of the local economy in Mafraq Governorate by promoting private sector enterprise development and stimulating decent green job creation in an environmentally sustainable manner. The suitable venue for the application of produced compost is rangelands, to improve the physical and chemical properties of poor soils. This improvement will be reflected in the enhancing diversity, productivity and quality of rangeland forage plants. Pastoral animal production will benefit from this. The main objective of the compost research was to improve the livelihoods of rural communities and reduce hazards to the environment in Mafraq Governorate. The compost research consisted of three main activities: i) carrying out a socioeconomic survey in Mafraq Governorate to assess the use of organic fertilizers in agriculture; ii) conducting trials to produce quality compost from organic solid wastes and liquid sludge generated at Zaatari camp; and iii) conducting trials on using the produced compost as a soil conditioner for growing some selected forest, rangeland, and forage plants.

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