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A Baseline Survey in the West Bank to Measure the Impact of MEDA Programs

A Baseline Survey in the West Bank to Measure the Impact of MEDA Programs.

Country: 

Palestine - West Bank

Date:  

2005-2005

Client:

Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committee, funded by European Aid (MEDA).

Project background:

The Agricultural Development Association (PARC) is a leading Palestinian non-profit, non-governmental organization involved in rural development and women's empowerment. It works to provides advice, awareness support, services, and special consultancies for individuals, groups, and institutions involved in similar domains.

The main objectives of MEDA Project (MED2003) were to improve of the stakeholder participatory sustainable water management at farm level through MEDA cooperation with Jordan & Palestine, and fill the gap between the demand for the various uses and the supply of water, by developing  irrigation technique in the area and better water management of available resources in order to respond to the growing demand on food and keep the important role of the agriculture sector in the Palestinian economy.

In this context, MEDA has contracted GCT to implement this survey, which was developed to measure the impact of MEDA project to the farmer in West Bank (Jenin, Jericho, Tulkarem, and Qalqilya) , and assess the irrigation water that comes from either springs (Jordan valley) or from ground water wells (Northern of West Bank), in order to be used as a data base in designing future interventions.

The project objective:

The main objective of this baseline survey was to be as an aiding phase to ease achieving and emphasizing the purpose of MEDA project of strengthens the interactive stakeholder capacity in irrigation and water management; by understanding the concepts of implementation of efficient water demand management, supporting the achievement of general expected results of the whole project in increasing the visibility of MEDA and socio economic benefits of regional cooperation, as well as having an idea about the transition toward sustainable irrigation water management between different communities.