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Help Palestinian Farmers Grow & Export Their Crops

 
$6,017
$1,883
Raised
Remaining

Summary

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. This project 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 in international markets 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.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $6,017

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $6,017 .  The original project funding goal was $7,900.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Funded

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Robin Twite

Director of Environment
Jerusalem, Israel

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