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The threat of climate change is growing, affecting in particular those countries most prone to drought and desertification. Jordan recognized this risk and has been taking active measures to combat the effects of climate change. Yet in highly exposed rural and agricultural communities, Jordan is missing out on a strategic partnership with women, who have a significant role to play in addressing climate change, building capacities for adaptation and strengthening local community resilience.
This study aims to increase the understanding of women's access and participation in the agricultural sector, rural institutions and community life. Between January and July 2017, REACH, in collaboration with UN Women, conducted an assessment on rural women and their role in the agriculture sector in four governorates across Jordan. The assessment sought to improve understanding of rural women’s role in the agricultural sector and of their leadership and community involvement, their specific activities and working conditions as well as challenges to their participation and compensation in the sector.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF) 2018-2022 articulates the United Nations System’s leadership role in coordinating the international community’s support for Jordan’s national priorities in close partnership with the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for the coming five years. It translates the comparative advantage of the United Nations System into a strategic and meaningful programme to ensure maximum impact across Jordan’s broad and integrated development, humanitarian, human rights, political and security agenda.