Land Development Program

The Land Development Program is a series of interventions and projects designed to help achieve PARC’s first strategic goal, which is connected to the increasing of the profitability and competitiveness of the agricultural sector. Contributing to the protection of agricultural lands from confiscation.


Program Definition

The Land Development Program is a series of interventions and projects designed to help achieve PARC’s first strategic goal, which is connected to the increasing of the profitability and competitiveness of the agricultural sector. Contributing to the protection of agricultural lands from confiscation.

Program Philosophy

In the light of the limited land and resources, and the increase of competition by the different sectors, in addition to the measures of the occupation, the conversion of land to more productive lands, is the essence of a useful program which enhances the resilience of citizens and contribute to materializing the two-state solution.

Target Group

Marginalized rural regions with high unemployment rates, and high potentiality to manmade disaster

Goals of the Program

1- To organize, train, and guide famers in the optimal usage of natural resources, without impacting the rights of future generations.

2- To improve food security in rural areas by increasing agricultural production, improving its quality, and improving access to natural resources.

3- Protecting marginalized land from occupation measures.

Key Interventions

1- Expanding the cultivated areas.

2- Increasing the area of irrigated agricultural land.

3- Converting marginal mountain lands into fertile farmland.

4- Increasing farmer participation, both male and female, in land management.

5- Providing more work opportunities in agriculture, whether provisional or permanent, and improving competition in agricultural work.

6- Increasing access to land through contributing to breaking the blockade imposed on Palestinian lands through the construction of access roads between population centers and therefore between agricultural lands.

7- Encourage farmers to plant new varieties of trees that have high value return.

8- Enhance the intercropping technique to accelerate the economic feasibility.

Core Achievements

1- Rehabilitation and construction of more than 1,400 agricultural roads with a approximate length of 3,500 kilometers to link more than 590 communities and facilitate access to more than one million dunums.

2- Developing of almost 55,000 dunums from unutilized land by using different techniques in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

3- Constructing of more than 1,450,000 square meters of stone retaining walls in newly reclaimed land, formerly cultivated agricultural lands, and along the sides of agricultural roads, in the West Bank.

4- Creation of wells and cisterns to collect water, with a storage of more than 500,000 cubic meters in projects of integrated Reclamation in the West Bank, and fencing of more than 18,000 dunums of newly cultivated agricultural land and in projects of integrated Reclamation.

5- Cultivation of more than 3,000,000 seedlings in, and outside the projects of land development.

6- Rehabilitation of almost 1,500 dunums of destroyed Greenhouses by the Israeli occupation, and by natural disasters mainly in Gaza.