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IPCRI will provide resources and training to local Palestinians farmers to effectively grow and market high-demand export crops. This will contribute to a better economic future for the West Bank farmers.
About Partnering for Prosperity: Promoting agricultural development in the West Bank
In early 2013, IPCRI will embark on an exciting project focused on developing the agricultural export market in the Palestinian region of Bardalah and Kardalah. Working with a team of agricultural specialists led by Dr. Hillel Adiri, local farmer members of the Bardalah Farmers Cooperative will be provided with the resources, technical expertise and business training to effectively grow and market two high-demand export crops: chili peppers and a variety of herbs.
Past local barriers to overseas export have included a lack of post-harvest technical expertise (storage, grading and packaging); a lack of certification resources; and a lack of marketing know-how. This project will aim to provide Bardalah farmers with the training needed to overcome such barriers and tap into valuable export markets.
Where we stand now
This project will start in early 2013, as we achieve different milestones, such as training, planting and marketing. The program was a success and now we are turning this into a larger project to be implemented in other areas in the West Bank, which we hope to start in early 2014.