Datasets on SWC and restoration interventions in Jordan Badia
Claudio Zucca, Pietro Bartolini. (31/12/2017). Datasets on SWC and restoration interventions in Jordan Badia. Lebanon: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
This research activity titled “ACTIVITY A6: DEVELOP METHODS FOR INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT OF RESTORATION INTERVENTIONS (IMPACT ON SOIL AND ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS) AT BADIA SCALE AND AT EXPERIMENTAL SITE SCALE” was funded as part of the Project titled “Sustainability and Operationalization of Established Regional Agricultural Research Centers in Five Arab Countries” (sub-project “Restoration of Badia ecosystem services for enhanced community livelihood”), granted by the Arab Fund for Economic & Social Development (AFESD) and implemented by ICARDA. This research was started in the last quarter of 2016 as a response to the perceived need to launch interdisciplinary research to identify approaches to enhance the effectiveness of the on-going efforts to mitigate land degradation in Badia and to restore rangeland productivity. The goal of this specific activity is to evaluate methods to enable an evaluation of the impacts of the interventions conducted so far. This report summarizes the results of the data gathering work done during 2017 to elaborate a comprehensive dataset on the SWC and WH structures implemented in the Badia rangelands, as part of Activity A6. The data collected and illustrated here come from both institutional sources (data provided by governmental institutions) and from our own analysis of open access satellite images. The data attached to this report were kindly provided by the Dam Department of the Water Authority of Jordan. SUGGESTED CITATION: Zucca C., Bartolini P. (2017). Datasets on SWC and restoration interventions in Jordan Badia. Technical report. “Sustainability and Operationalization of Established Regional Agricultural Research Centers in Five Arab Countries” Project. International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA). Rabat, Morocco.