Improved access to markets for female and male FFV small scale producers in the West Bank

Investor :

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Partners :

Oxfam GB, Fair Trade Development Center (FTDC), Economic and Social Development Center (ESDC) and PARC

Target Groups :

Small scale farmers and processors for tomato, grape, and thyme

Target Area :

West Bank

Goals :

The overall goal of this programme is to crontribute to sustainable farming practices and increase the income of small.scale women and men FFV producers in the West Bank.The Programme will operate at two levels: one, at the sub-sector level to facilitate the overall market system for the FFV producers, and two, at the value chain level to address the opportunities and constraints in the selected specific product value-chains. These two inter-connected layers will be approached from the small producers’ perspective, with clear benefits to women farmers.  The specific outcomes are: 

  • Outcome 1: Improved and more productive small-farm FFV farming system, with more visible influencing power of women producers; 
  • Outcome 2: More trustful, inclusive and fair market channels for small-farm FFV produce; 
  • Outcome 3: Inclusive and enabling policies and practices stimulating investment and facilitating sub-sector growth pro-actively led by the Palestinian Government and supported by the private sector and international community;
  • Outcome 4: Preparation, planning for and the start of the implementation for a successful phase out of the olive value chain, building upon past achievements and sustainability elements.
Start Date : 01-05-2015
End Date : 30-07-2017