- Palestinian Territory, Occupied
The lack of access to land, water and fertilizers means that Palestinian agriculture in the West Bank has been stopped from reaching its full potential. It is primarily small-scale and largely for personal consumption.
Annan, a married mother of four children, has a small piece of land in Wadi Fukin. It is an area dotted with Israeli settlements and behind the barrier, near Bethlehem.
“I come here daily to grow vegetables to support my family. My husband cannot work so I need to provide for him and our children. This piece of land is all we have.”
Oxfam supports small-scale farmers to improve the quantity and quality of their produce and get it to the market. We also distribute seedlings, install irrigation networks and hold workshops on agricultural best practices.
“Since the new irrigation system was installed, we can grow vegetables, even during summer. This means that I have food and income for my family all year round,” says Annan.
Oxfam has been working hard to protect Palestinian families facing poverty by helping them generate household income, and, like Annan, secure food for their families.
Photo: Mia Marzotto/Oxfam
Find out more!
Do you want to know more about our work in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel? Like our local Facebook page!
To receive updates on what we do around the world, stay in touch with us here: https://act.oxfam.org/international/tell-me-more