Food
Food

Food security for Bedouin families


The project encourages the self-sustenance and income generating activities in favor of the Bedouin vulnerable communities of West Bank, according to the programmatic orientations stated by Emilia-Romagna Region.

Palestine
Country (*)
Palestine
Beneficiaries
Beneficiaries (*)
2.624

Local partners

Sons of Jiftlik – cooperative of farmers and breeders

Fayasal – livestock cooperative

Ministry of Palestinian Agricolture

International partners

Boorea – cooperative

ICEA – Insititute of ethical and enviromental certification

Funding agencies

Regione Emilia-Romagna

Starting date

November 2015

Implementation period

12 months

Description
The project encourages the self-sustenance and income generating activities in favor of the Bedouin vulnerable communities of West Bank, according to the programmatic orientations stated by Emilia-Romagna Region. The action aims at organizing activities to recycle the remains of date palm crops in order to produce silages, thus answering to the farmers’ needs, whose dependency on imported animal feeds’ purchase worsens the family income. Thanks to the production of silage fodders, the initiative aims for reducing the cost of the productive inputs, making them more accessible, and developing the technical and managerial know-how to organize the services for farmers and breeders. The project will build networks between farmers local communities and local authorities, breaking the administrative fragmentation resulting from the Israeli occupation. On the whole, the initiative will also improve the coordination and the cooperation among agricultural and pastoralism sector.
Objectives

The overall objective is sustaining the increasing income for the vulnerable Bedouin communities in Jericho Governorate, by reducing their dependency on fodders’ importation. Specifically, the aim is augmenting the production and the trading of alternative, local and sustainable fodder in 5 cooperatives, guaranteeing the access to most vulnerable farmers through the creation of a network between producers, consumers and local authorities as well. 

Activities
  • Equipment of a machinery for the silages production at Fayasal Livestock Cooperative
  • Equipment of a machinery for the silages’ transformation and packaging at Jiflik cooperative
  • Elaboration of a strategic plan for the production start up in 5 cooperatives
  • Arrangement and development of Standard Operative Procedures
  • Capacity Building in Business Management and Cooperativism
  • Development of a Regional Network between local producers and consumers
  • Arrangement of a Strategic Plan for the regional production of alternative fodder
  • Identification of the core aspects and procedures for the implementation of a private certification standard able to guarantee ethical and sustainable processes in the whole production chain
  • Implementation of an  extension and promotional commercial campaign and product’s developement
  • Implementation of a workshop in Italy focused on food security in Occupied Palestinian Territories and on certification of productive chains

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