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Promoting the use of environment-friendly agricultural methods to control pests and conserve soil agrobiodiversity in the northern area of the West Bank (Palestinian authority)

Palestinian authority

Titre : Promoting the use of environment-friendly agricultural methods to control pests and conserve soil agrobiodiversity in the northern area of the West Bank (Palestinian authority)

Pays : Palestinian authority

Numéro projet : PAl/00/13

Domaine : Biodiversity

Durée : 12/2000 - 12/2002

Bénéficiaire : Birzeit University-Center for Environmental and Occupational

Présentation
The project will develop the capacity of the farmers in three villages in the northern area of the West Bank by demonstrating the feasibility of substituting the use of chemical pesticides and promoting the use of biological and natural pest controllers as a sustainable and friendly methods to conserve soil agro-biodiversity

Environmental Benefit : For the first time in Palestine the project succeeded to demonstrate an alternative natural and biological agricultural pest controlling methods among these are soil solarization, garlic and pepper powder, orange oil. The project illustrated a major shift from the chemical intensive agricultural practices that leads to threatening loss of soil fertility.
Capacity building : The project helped to directly nourish the socio-economic conditions of around 30 farmers from Jericho and Tulkarem villages by freely distributing nylon for solarization, organic fertilizers and cucumber seeds for 2 seasons.
Income : A significant increase in the farmers income has occurred due to the approximate decrease of 50% in the production cost .
Replication : This project has been replicated in many other agricultural communities in Gaza and West Bank with the SGP funding.

Financement :
Grant Amount (GEF) : US$ 38,358.00
Co-Finanshing in-Kind : US$ 9,500.00

GEF Small Grants Programme

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