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Programs and Projects
7th center, serving the MENA region. The RUAF “FROM SEEDS TO TABLE”
PROGRAM IN THE MENA REGION 2009-2010 is to Strengthen urban farmers’ organizations and their marketing capacities. The RUAF program “From Seed to Table”
) is an extension of the urban agriculture program in the Middle East and North Africa. The FStT-program will be the link to the Multi-Stakeholder Process MPAP (Multi-stakeholders Policy Formulation and Action Planning) on urban agriculture that was established during RUAF-CFF program.
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ew Stories From 'Urban Agriculture Notes'
Communication for development (comdev-neareast):
Fostering local ownership in development processes through building capacities in effective communication practices in the Near East region: the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, through the Community of practice for the advancement of Communication for Development and Sustainable Livelihoods in the Near East supports the project titled: “
Regional initiative on capacity development in Communication for Development (ComDev) in support of food security and climate change adaptation efforts
The project includes the Transfer of the Communication for Development portal that was established in 2008
to a new webhost with an update on the content and a new design for the classification of documents. In addition a concept note was developed and will be elaborated in depth before the end of the year to become the base for future proposals; the concept note title is: “Effective Communication for Agricultural Research and Extension Systems: supporting small-scale farmers to achieve sustainable integrated water management in Mediterranean countries”.
Near East management training in Agriculture:
NEMTA aims to upgrade the skills of managers and senior staff and improve effectiveness and sustainability of agricultural and rural development projects and programs. NEMTA is supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Regional Training and Knowledge Sharing in Urban Agriculture:
The objective of this project is to contribute to strengthening and institutionalizing urban agriculture in local and national urban development in the MENA region. This project is supported by the International Development research Center (IDRC).
Capacity Building for Sustainable Animal Production as a part of Coastal/Midlands Agricultural Development Project:
this project aims at improving milk handling, processing and marketing in Syria with emphasis on women producers and is supported by IFAD.
Agricultural Higher Education And Development Project (AHEAD):
this partnership agreement between the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources of the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (AUB) aims at:
Strengthening academic programs and extension training in Agricultural Sciences at the College of Agriculture and Forestry at the University of Mosul (UM) and the University of Dohuk (UD)
Rehabilitating the research infrastructure and agricultural research programs at both colleges
AHEAD is supported by USAID
Wild Edible Plants: Promoting Dietary Diversity in Lebanon:
this project aims at improving the health status of the rural and urban poor by promoting the preservation and sustainable use of wild plants. This Project is supported by IDRC.
The project aims at increasingdietary diversity in the urban and rural poor through the promotion of the sustainable use of wild edible plants, ultimately improving general health status in the targeted communities.
Yammouneh Technology Transfer and Extension Project
Growing Sustainability: An Integrated Village Development Project, El Qaraaoun pilot village
Sustainable Improvement of Marginal Lands in Lebanon, Arsaal a Case study:
newsletter 11 arsaal a case study.pdf