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Improved Access to Markets for Female and Male Fresh Fruits and Vegetable (FFV) Small Scale Producers (Palestine)

Palestine

Direction du Développement de la Coopération (Suisse)

Titre : Improved Access to Markets for Female and Male Fresh Fruits and Vegetable (FFV) Small Scale Producers (Palestine)

Pays/Région : Palestine

Durée : 01.12.2017 // 30.11.2021

Résumé
With focus on private sector-led agriculture and agribusiness, this program pursues systemic change in the agriculture sector and supports business modalities that favor small scale producers in the occupied Palestinian territory. The overall goal is to contribute to build a resilient economy with equitable agricultural growth, whilst contributing to protect small scale producers’ entitlements to natural resources and access to markets.

The project has identified specific value chains chal­lenges from pre-production to post-harvest and from transformation to distribution and marketing. It aims at addressing these challenges to mitigate the further deterioration in the performance of the agriculture sector : fresh fruits and vegetables (such as wild cucumber), stone fruits, dates, and dairy products are identified as to be of high value. The modality of engagement is pro-poor and market sys­tem development where small-scale producers (in­cluding women-led agribusinesses) are incentivized to shift towards business modalities while working to improve and develop their operating environment. As a result, they will be able to expand their produc­tion and eventually retain access to their land. Un­der a market system approach, all concerned actors need to work in a synergetic manner. In the oPt, it is equally needed to increase consumers’ confidence in local products and private sector’s investment at different stages of the value chain. At the same time, the Palestinian Authority (PA) through the Ministry of Agriculture should accelerate the path of sectoral re­forms by reviewing its policies, regulations and prac­tices with a view of improving access to market and to protecting the Palestinian market during key times of the year. Moreover, the PA also needs to address key constraints with the Israeli Government. This intervention focuses on vulnerable areas, mainly the Gaza Strip and Area C of the West Bank. It em­phasizes women economic empowerment and inte­grates youth in the labor market by offering training modules for fresh graduates on modern farming, service and productivity optimization but also pro­posing investment support for the ones ready to start their own business.

Budget  : 4’700’000

Présentation : Coopération Suisse

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