Exploring High Value, Socially- Inclusive, And Water Efficient Agriculture in Jordan (WB-P170476)

Countries
  • Jordan
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
B
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Oct 17, 2019
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Borrower
Government of Jordan
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Mar 3, 2020

Disclosed by Bank May 16, 2019


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Project Description

According to bank documents, the Project objective is to pilot an environmentally sustainable, commercially viable and socially inclusive hydroponic agriculture business model in the Jordan Valley area. The project has three components:

  1. Operations Management. This component will support the design, acquisition, installation and operations of two types of horticulture
    production: traditional “protected plastic houses”, and hydroponics. The management of all the production plots will use business models that are designed to foster inclusion of women and youth (e.g. flexible working hours, child care support, focus on skills and leadership development). This will require the contracting of a commercial firm with the technical knowledge of hydroponics, capacity to provide the day to day management support, and the skills to facilitate the delivery of a socially inclusive business model.
  2. Awareness raising and information sharing. This component will include the design, organization and implementation of an awareness raising and information sharing activities. The component will specifically focus on sharing the lessons on the social, economic and environmental benefits of the socially inclusive hydroponics production systems. The target audience will be local communities, regional governates, national government and private investors. This will require the contracting of an organization with extensive knowledge of the local communities, connections
    with governments (local and national) and a network into the relevant sections of the private sector.
  3. Project Technical, Safeguards, and Fiduciary Management. This component will provide technical guidance and oversight over the project, as well as project administration, safeguards and fiduciary management, and monitoring and evaluation to ensure satisfactory project implementation. The component will finance: (a) the FAO general management support (indirect) costs; (c) direct costs for technical, fiduciary, and safeguards management and implementation of the project; and (c) monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank:
Contact : Timothy D Robertson
Title : Sr Agricultural Spec.
Telephone No : 458-4396

Contact : Laurent Debroux
Title : Program Coordinator
Telephone No : 5367+3358

Borrower:
FAO
Contact: Nasreddin Hag Elamin
Title : Resident
Telephone No : 96265562554
Email : Nasredin.HagElamin@fao.org 

Implementing Agency:
FAO
Contact: Nasreddin Hag Elamin
Title: Resident
Telephone No : 9623334383
Email : Nasredin.HagElamin@fao.org 

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