Only 4% of Jordan can be used for agriculture. The rest is desert – and it’s growing. Reporter Mabel Gundlach visited projects aimed at preserving the country’s biodiversity.
A lot of desert, scarce water resources, little arable land: the kingdom of Jordan has difficult living conditions. At the same time, the population is growing, and hundreds of thousands of refugees are seeking solace here as well. Climate change and overgrazing are increasing the pressure on the natural resources - this makes it all the more important to use what nature provides with great care.
The GIZ is trying to promote a change in thinking, both among the people as well as in the government.