Help olive farmers reach new markets and make a better living
In the occupied Palestinian territories almost half the agricultural land is planted with olive trees. Yet the effects of the Israeli occupation, outdated farming methods and lack of investment mean that the quality and quantity of olives produced are low and farmers' incomes and access to markets are suffering.
With your support we aim to:
- Increase incomes of poor olive farmers by improving the quality and quantity of olive production and processing;
- Promote the sustainable growth of the olive oil sector by encouraging diversification into new products, improving market access, and gaining Fair Trade certification;
- Empower more women to become agricultural and business leaders in their communities;
- Increase demand for Palestinian olive products in high-value domestic and international markets.
Who will benefit
This year, this project will directly benefit 400 small-scale Palestinian olive farming households and 100 women members of soap co-operatives. Around 2,500 people will enjoy improved olive production and olive oil and soap processing, and access to more lucrative domestic and international markets.