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Resilience Analysis in Jordan


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Resource type:Research, reports and studies
Keywords:Disaster preparedness, resilience and risk reduction, Livelihoods, Refugees/IDPs
Agency:FAO - Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations
Author(s):Di Giuseppe, S. & Letta, M.
Date published:23 July 2017

“Despite being an upper middle-income country, Jordan maintains pockets of food insecurity, especially in communities that with protracted economic hosting refugees. It is home to nearly 700,000 UN-registered Syrian refugees.

Jordan is one of the world’s four most water-deficit countries. Due to scarce water supplies, recurrent drought, urbanization and desertification, agricultural production is insufficient, making Jordan a net importer of food” (WFP, 2017).”

Prevalence of Undernourishment (PoU) increased by almost 57% from 2009 to 2012 (WB data).

Despite the value added of Agriculture accounts only for less than 4 % of Jordanian GDP (WB data),in some rural areas it is still - in its economical and social dimensions- a fundamental sector of the economy (FAO,2012).


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