The “Food Security Governance of Bedouin Pastoralist Groups in the Mashreq” project aims at improving the livelihoods of the pastoralist communities by increasing the capacities of local communities and stakeholders for rangeland management. The initiative was led by IUCN and implemented in Egypt, Jordan and Palestine. Implementation in Egypt was lead by CEDARE.
The main activities and results of the project included:
- Development of an environmental plan in partnership with the stakeholders, community representatives, and tribal leaders.
- Construction of two cisterns (reservoirs) for the storage of harvested water,
- Conducting two research studies on floral and vegetation covers titled "Natural Vegetation Cover of the Pilot Hema site at Wadi el Kassaba, North West Coast of Egypt” and “Forage Plants at Pilot Hema Site at Wadi el Kassaba, North West Coast of Egypt.”
- Two capacity building workshops on GAPs.
- Two awareness campaigns (one for women and one for men) on maximising the benefit from aromatic and medicinal plants were conducted.