(Ramallah, December 2015), the Union of Agricultural Work Committees participated in the 15th annual olive festival in cooperation with Directorate of Agriculture in the Governorate of Bethlehem.
The UAWC’s participation comes in the light of its objectives “improving the lives of small farmers and strengthening their steadfastness on their land”; through improving a sustainable lives for 35 women’s cooperative working on Food processing, livestock, handwork, within ” Transitioning from Relief to Sustainable Livelihoods (R2S): Strengthening Food Security in West Bank and Gaza”, project which is funded by the Canadian International Development Agency in partnership with CARE International Foundation activities.
The project manager, Doaa Zayed, pointed out the importance of such marketing activities and festivals in introducing the women’s cooperatives activities and products, exchanging experiences, and building network with marketing agencies.
The project aimed at improving sustainable livings for those most affected by the conflict and food insecurity in 26 localities in the villages of Beit Ula, Seir, Khilet Saleh, Tawani, Yatta, Dora, Samu, Bani Naim, Al-Shiokh, Halhul, Beit Ummar, Surif in the Governorate of Hebron and Ooodla, Awarta, Beta, Yatma, Jammai’n in the Governrate of Nablus and Battir, Al-Khader, Wade fuckin, Nahaleen, Shawawrah in the Governorate of Bethlehem and Gaza City, the central region, Beit Hanoun, Khan Younis, Beit Lahia in the Gaza Strip.
It is important to say that this project comes in the light of UAWC’s national and development role in empowerment of farmers and their families and strengthen their steadfastness