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2002

Combating chemical pesticides through promoting alternative organic farming in Khan Younis and Rafah (Palestinian authority)

Palestinian authority

Titre : Combating chemical pesticides through promoting alternative organic farming in Khan Younis and Rafah (Palestinian authority)

Pays : Palestinian authority

Numéro projet : PAL/02/25

Domaine : Biodiversity

Durée : 4/2002 – 11/2003

Bénéficiaire : Ma’an Development Center/Gaza

Présentation
The project will contribute to preserve the Palestinian rural environment by promoting organic and mechanical pest control and raising the awareness and qualifications of the farmers concerning the dangers of chemical pesticides and on the use of organic mechanical alternatives. Also, It will start a campaign for lobbying and advocating with the related line ministries and agricultural NGOs on the dangers of chemical pesticides.

Environmental benefits : The project promoted organic pest control in Tomato cultivation and raised farmers’ awareness on the dangers of chemical pesticides on depleting soil quality, contributing to air pollution and equally important harming their health. The project also helped farmers to perceive the agricultural farm waste as a source for producing compost.
Lobbying : Through conducting series of workshops, the project advocated, with related line ministers and agricultural NGOs, for immediate actions to stop the extensive and unrestrained chemical pesticides. At the community level, more than 1800 tomato packages were distributed free of cost along with a brochure explaining the new alternative and the harm of chemical pesticides.
Capacity building : Ma’an conducted 8 on- site training workshops for 160 farmers to enhance their capabilities to promote organic pest control. The demonstration site of two dunums greenhouse was managed as training tool to enhance farmers practical skills.
Income generation : Ma’an and local framers started to develop a marketing strategy aiming at networking with shop proprietors to promote the organic products among customers. An identifying tag, containers, vegetables stands were also distributed to the targeted shops to facilitate the marketing of the product.
Health : The framers and their families have not reported any incidents/ cases of children poisoning or digestion problems after eating the produced vegetables.

Grant Amount (GEF)  : US$ 41,365.00

GEF Small Grants Programme

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