Help Palestinian Farmers Grow & Export Their Crops

Published on September 10, 2012, 8:44 am
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A small donation of just $25 will buy 50 pepper seedlings for the farmers. Please offer your contribution and help make a difference in people’s lives! Please DONATE HERE.

The neighboring Palestinian villages of Bardalah and Kardalah are two of the poorest villages in the Jordan Valley and are dependent on agriculture for their economic livelihood.

But in this isolated location, they face many difficulties in marketing and exporting their crops. The Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI) is developing a project that will train the farmers of these villages to cultivate new crops and market their produce to obtain better prices in markets abroad.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Isolated in the northern West Bank, the villages of Bardalah and Kardalah lack health, education, and public transportation services. The farmers solely rely on farming as their source of income, but have limited economic prospects as they are confronted with many difficulties in exporting their crops, both locally and abroad. Improvements in farming practices and commercial marketing are needed to bring better standards of living to the village.

How will this project solve this problem?

This project will train the farmers of these villages to cultivate two new crops – herbs and chili peppers – that are in high demand and teach them how to market their produce to meet the strict importing standards of foreign markets. The village farmer can obtain better prices and benefit from these new economic opportunities.

Potential long term impact:

This project will promote more effective commercial marketing of crops and sustainable improvements in farming practices in Bardalah and Kardalah, but additionally will provide a model that can be adopted by other farmer’s co-operatives in the West Bank.

A small donation of just $25 will buy 50 pepper seedlings for the farmers. Please offer your contribution and help make a difference in people’s lives! Please DONATE HERE.

 

About IPCRI

IPCRI, founded in Jerusalem in 1988, is the only joint Israeli-Palestinian public policy think-tank in the world. It is devoted to developing practical solutions for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The Israel/ Palestine Center for Research and Information is a joint institution of Israelis and Palestinians dedicated to the resolution of the Israeli – Palestinian conflict on the basis of “two states for two peoples”. IPCRI recognizes the rights of the Jewish people and the Palestinian people to fulfill their national interests within the framework of achieving national self-determination within their own states and by establishing peaceful relations between two democratic states living side-by-side.

To find out more, please visit here.

 

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