Reviving the Rural Economy
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Reviving the rural Palestinian economy
requires establishing bonds between
farmers and cooperatives that the
occupation continuously seeks to sever.
UPA is currently raising funds to build a center
with An-Najah National University in the
Jordan Valley where farmers, agronomists and
veterinarians could come together to learn the
latest farming methods.
The center would build connections by buying
feed from local farmers and selling its milk to
another university department for production
as cheese, labna and yogurt.
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Rural Poverty in Palestine
The Importance of the Land
Imagine being unable to meet your basic
needs, to be without adequate food, clothing
or shelter, for just one day. One out of every
four Palestinians in the West Bank and the
Gaza Strip lives every day without one or more
of these necessities.
Poverty disproportionately affects Palestinians
living in rural areas. Israeli demolitions of farms,
homes, and equipment; the fragmentation of
agricultural land by the separation wall and
settler-only roads; and less access to education
and healthcare lead to lower incomes and
fewer options for rural Palestinians.
For generations, the land has been a source
of life for Palestinians, providing food for
the people and supporting the livelihoods of
farmers and their families.
Yet, since 1967, Palestinians have lost access
to 40% of West Bank land, 82% of its ground
water and more than 66% of its grazing land,
according to the United Nations.
At the same time, farmers face reduced profits
due to environmental degradation, inefficient
farming methods and limited market access.
The UPA Sustainable Agriculture program
promotes a higher quality of life for rural
families by supporting agricultural projects
that promote financial independence and
protect the Palestinian land and environment
Recent projects include rabbit breeding units,
family gardens, rooftop gardens in Gaza,
chicken farms and training in sustainable
farming methods for women in rural areas.