Visits to Jordan and Palestine The European Union delivers beyond Europe

SIDIG-MED: fighting proverty through sustainable agriculture


Production of fresh fodder during summer: up to 1 ton daily!

Helping local herders coping with harsh summer period

Fresh fodder produced using 90% less water than regular agriculture

Protecting and conserving the native flora of Jordan

Increasing the set of skills of local communities to make them more independent

Intensive training: soil management, permaculture, medicinal plants oil extraction, biological control of insects, poultry production, wool making

New income generating activities created

Two cooperative associations established

Bee keeping. Organic honey to be sold on farmers' market in Amman.

Aquaponics farm under construction

Powered by solar energy. To be managed and used by local communities

DIDSOLIT-PB: energy efficient univsersity buildings inspire the Royal Court of Jordan

First time brise-soleil system is installed in Jordan

Competitive cost of electricity and substantial reduction of energy bill

Net metering: system connected to the national grid. Energy not consumed immediatly is stocked on the grid.

High visibility of the solar systems on the campus: used as case study for students.

20 solar applications in 4 countries united by common online monitoring system. Reduction of 5147 T of CO2 emissions and 2M€ of economical savings
FOP: sleeping with a view on the Church of the Nativity

Ad Dar community hotel: 26 privately-owned rooms and apartments renovated in Bethlehem

Traditional houses refurbished according to local architecture and materials

Contract with owners: return on investment scheme to further develop the community hotel

Project has inspired other municipalities in Palestine and across the Mediterranean

Living like a local: traditions and culture enrich the experience of tourists

MED-SOLAR: sun is independance

An-Najah University: largest in Palestine with 23.000 students

Strategic importance of the project: reduce energy dependance on Israel, cut energy bill to maintain tuition fees as low as possible

An-NaJah University hospital: solar system replace expensive and polluting diesel generators in case of (frequent) electricty interruptions

24.000 dollars saved annually and cost of the solar system covered in 6 years

High level of technology: energy produced stocked in batteries

SCOW: waste is not waste. We can benefit from it!

Composting plant to treat up to 2.400 of organic waste per year

Local NGO worked hand in hand with Ramallah and Al-Ittihad Municipalities. Good example of PPP

Sustainibility of the project: ownership/management of the plant transferred to Al-Ittihad Municipality + business plan based on income coming from compost sold to farmers

Waste sorting is a new culture in Palestine: awarness/eduction actions + bins/containers distributed to hotels, restaurants, households

Media coverage: Al-Quds newspaper + TV features on Sasha news, Wattan news, An-Najah Broadcast
Meetings with EU Delegations: participation of thematic officers in visits to projects, raised awarness about CBC, potential issue of "cross-recoveries"
PROJECT KEY ACHIEVEMENTS: high visibility of the EU funding, relevance, sustainibility, PPPs, connection with policies, strong will to deliver MAIN CHALLENGES: tenders/availibility of supplies on local markets, permits/imports/authorizations

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