a
Search

Facebook

Twitter

Copyright 2019 .
All Rights Reserved.

8:00 - 15:00

Our Opening Hours Sun. - Thu.

972-82824776

Call Us

Facebook

Twitter

Menu
Search
Generic filters
Filter by Categories
Access Restricted Areas
Activities - Bertha Justice Fellowship
Advertisement
Annual Report
Assassination Reports
Closure on the Gaza Strip
Closure Update
Death Penalty
Election Reports
Fellows - Bertha Justice Fellowship
Fishermen
Freedom Of Association
Freedom of Expression / Peaceful Assemly
Freedom of Movement
Home Demolition / Distruction of Property
ICC / Universal Jurisdiction
IN FOCUS
Security Chaos
Field Updates
Israeli Settlements
Legislative Council
Main
NEWS
Other Information
OTHER PUBLICATIONS
Closure Update
External Publications
Fact Sheets
Human Rights Council (HRC)
Interventions
Local Council Elections 2016
Narrtives
PALESTINE TO THE ICC
Position Papers
Special Procedures
Submissions to the UN
Treaty Bodies
Video
Palestine to the ICC
Advocacy Activities
External publications
Publications
Statements
Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC)
PRESS RELEASES
Prisoners
REPORTS
Special Reports & Studies
Weekly Reports
Right to Health
Security Chaos
Field Updates
Special Reports & Studies
The War on the Gaza Strip
Torture in Palestinian Prisons
UN Interventions
Uncategorized
Weekly Reports
Women Rights

The road to olive farming (Oxfam)

Challenges to developing
the economy of olive oil in the West Bank


For thousands of years, the olive tree has
been an integral part of the Palestinian landscape
: a symbol of
Palestinian identity, culture and tradition. The majority of Palestinian farmers
are at least partially  dependent on olive cultivation. 
In a good year,
the olive oil sector contributes over $100 million income annually to
some of the poorest communities
. Olive cultivation also has strong
social and political aspects, as the planting of olive orchards is often an
attempt to prevent the confiscation of land by Israel or settlers and to protect
Palestinian livelihoods.
While the olive oil sector significantly
contributes to economic security and generates income and employment,
numerous obstacles prevent the sector from realizing its full
potential
. A lack of adequate resources and neffective sectoral
management coupled with environmental factors, poor production and quality
practices have caused stagnation in the development of the
sector.

Donors and NGOs need to work with the relevant
Palestinian authorities and all stakeholders to develop an effective strategy
and improve  coordination and regulation of the sector.
With the right
investments, and the adoption of improved agricultural practices, Oxfam
estimates that the productivity and therefore the incomes of olive farmers could
double.

Yet, such investments are meaningless unless
Israel, which has occupied the West Bank since 1967,
refrains from actions that restrict Palestinian farmers from access to
their land and means of livelihoods
.
This report shares the
learning, success and challenges Oxfam and its partners have faced over a number
of years. We believe that if the Palestinian Authority, Israel, the
international community, donors and NGOs address the issues outlined in this
report the future for Palestinian olive farmers looks bright.

Downloads

No Comments

Leave a Comment