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Support to reduce the impact of food insecurity for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip

Support to reduce the impact of food insecurity for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip

Full title of the project:

Support to reduce the impact of food insecurity for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip

Target areas:

Ramallah, Jericho and Gaza Strip.

Donor:
Contribution:
USD 776 502
Implementation:
17/12/2010-16/12/2011
Project code:
OSRO/GAZ/010/NOR
Objective:

To improve the food security and livelihoods of targeted vulnerable households through the provision of increased opportunities to generate income and future employment for women and youth.

Key partners:

Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Women’s Affairs, selected women’s associations, schools and youth clubs and other rural community service providers.

Beneficiaries reached:

420 vulnerable rural youth and 28 Junior Farmer Field and Life School facilitators.

Activities implemented:
  • Strengthened local capacities to meet the development needs and priorities of 420 Palestinian youth.
  • A total of 28 facilitators were selected and trained, including teachers, youth club personnel and technical experts.
  • Improved evidence-based coordination and institutional capacity building in the agriculture and food security sector.
  • Supplied ten schools with agricultural tools, soil and seeds needed for implementing the project, as well as an irrigation system and a water tank.
Impact:
  • Participating students acquired a number of life skills such as teamwork, planning, cooperation, communication, positive competition, time management, effective dialogue and health awareness.
  • Improved students’ skills and capacity to carry out income generating activities in rural areas and to improve food production.
  • The training for new facilitators provided them with new teaching skills which in turn benefitted the students.
  • Women who participated in income generating activities were empowered through the project.