The small ruminant sector in Jordan faces several challenges, including water scarcity, feed shortage and degraded rangelands. Many communities in this sector are also hosting Syrian refugees. Small Ruminants Investment and Graduating Households in Transition (SIGHT) aims to reduce poverty and enhance national food security by improving the productivity of the small ruminant sector. It also assists Syrian refugees and host communities in graduating out of poverty through access to productive assets, capacity building, and mentoring to invest in a sustainable source of livelihood that they could not afford otherwise.
SIGHT has three main components.
Component 1: Investment in farmer services. It aimed at strengthening complementary public and private services offered to small ruminants’ producers and supporting policy engagement.
Component 2: Livelihood Investments and Access to Financial Services. It aimed at providing grant-based income-generating packages for on- and off-farm enterprises as well as through lending facilities for rural businesses.
Component 3: Project management. The day-to-day management and implementation of the project will be performed by a dedicated Project Management Unit (PMU) that will be established within the Ministry of Agriculture premises in Amman.