Help Palestinian Farmers Grow & Export Their Crops

 
$6,017
$1,883
Raised
Remaining
Jul 22, 2013

Final Report: Looking Back & Looking Ahead

Dear donors and friends,

As we shared with you in our previous report, IPCRI recently completed its work on the current stage of our project to help Palestinian farmers increase the quantity, quality, and profitability of their crops. Out of gratitude for your help and support in this project, we would like to provide you with a summary of what we were able to accomplish and what we’ve learned.

Concrete Results

  • · Twenty Palestinian farmers received intensive training from Israeli agriculture specialists in how to optimize the cost-efficiency, quality, and marketability of their crops.
  • Farmers were assisted in identifying two ideal crops that would maximize their profits and competitiveness: seedless grapes and guava.
  • · The cooperative as a whole—a total of 75 small-scale farmers–received brand new shared equipment for applying fertilizers and controlling pests and disease.

From all of these inputs and experiences, we are confident that our participant farmers are now significantly better equipped to compete in a high-quality marketplace.

Peace Building

We also hope that our project has also succeeded in the less tangible but equally significant goal of promoting understanding between the Palestinian and Israeli farmers and professionals involved. We hope that each has come away from the experience with an improved view of the other, based less on politics and more on cooperative relationships between people.

Looking ahead

Our work doesn’t end here. In the course of accomplishing our goals, we came to discover even more areas in which these farmers are in need. From improved post-harvest processing and storage facilities to increased access to information about agricultural market trends, this project has provided us with a wealth of knowledge about how to best help these and other farmers in our future work. 

Though enacting change is always a many-step process, we at IPCRI would like you, our donors, to join us in celebrating the work that we accomplished together in achieving our current goals. We are sincerely grateful for your generosity. As a direct result of your help, dozens of Palestinian farmers and communities are now noticeably better off, and their insights and experiences have illuminated IPCRI’s next steps in its continuing path to fostering understanding and improving lives.

We hope that you will continue to join us on this path. Follow us on Facebook or visit us at www.ipcri.org to share your thoughts with us and to stay up to date with our latest initiatives.

Many thanks,

IPCRI

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Robin Twite

Director of Environment
Jerusalem, Israel

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