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2007

Helping rural people to produce food in North West Bank occupied Palestinian territory

Territoires Palestiniens

Développement et Coopération EUROP AID

Titre : Helping rural people to produce food in North West Bank occupied Palestinian territory

Pays : Territoires Palestiniens

Durée : 2007 - 2010

Partenaires : Agriculture Development Association – PARC

Contexte
The Occupied Palestinian territory has been in a weakened state since the second Intifada in September 2000. Poverty and unemployment were on the rise whilst livelihoods decreased because of restrictions in access and movement and the financial predicament of the Palestinian Authority (PA). As a result of the economic situation and the shrinking purchasing power of Palestinian households, food security has become an area of concern for many development and humanitarian organizations, resulting in the launch of several emergency food security programmes.

Objectif
The promotion of home-gardens and the construction of rain-fed water cisterns.

Impact
1. 744 families benefit from the project. For several beneficiary households production from home-gardens now provides a significant proportion of the food they consume.
2. Women beneficiaries enjoyed improved status within their households and communities. Several women stressed that attitudes towards them changed when they started noticeably contributing to their household’s income.
3. 150 rain-fed water cisterns were built under the project helping the population cope with future water shortages.
4. Project activities contributed to improving the living conditions of unemployed workers. More than 2000 workers were involved in the activities of the project, over a total of 20 000 working days.

EC contribution : €1.5 million (87% of the total)

Présentation : EUROP AID

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