Economic Help for Palestinian Women Farmers

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Revitalize olive industry to generate more income for Asira women farmers in 14 of the poorest villages in the West Bank thru production of premium extra virgin oil, soap, and other products.

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35% of Palestinians have been denied work permits by Israel and found subsistence income in local agriculture instead. Revitalization of the olive oil industry and its products would help transform a traditional activity congenial to women into a profitable/competitive industry. And provide Palestinian women and their families with additional income & consequent improvements in their nutrition, health, education & environment.


Expand participating women olive farmers in rural areas in the West Bank. Offer much needed support to produce high quality olive oil, including training, appropriate farm equipment, proper containers, supervision, marketing & microcredit.

Long-Term Impact

Sustainable income boost for Palestinian women farmers & job generation for their communities. New quality controls creating improved products, increasing demand, coupled with more sophisticated local, even international marketing/distribution.

Additional Documentation

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


"Cluster" Olive Oil Support Continues With Hopes
Revitalizing the West Bank Olive Industry
NEF Briefed by Range of Palestinian Opinion
2005 Annual Report West Bank

Organization Information

Near East Foundation (NEF)

Location: Syracuse, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​
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Project Leader:
Roger Hardister
Regional Director, Near East Foundation
Garden City, Cairo, Egypt Egypt
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Thanks to 18 donors like you, a total of $5,320 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. 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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