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From water to markets: a big challenge for small farmers and women's groups that produce dairy products in the West Bank


Initiative timeframe: 2013/2017

Total initiative costs

€ 2,203,631.78
Reparted as
  • Loans -
  • Grants € 2,203,631.78

Dati finanziari aggiornati al 17.11.2015


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Governorates of Jenin, Tubas, Nablus, Jericho and East Jerusalem

The project aims at: - Contribute to the improvement of social-economic conditions and the abilities of resilience of the Palestinian communities committed to animal farming; - Strengthen production, productivity and sustainability of the ovine-caprine sector in West Bank (West Bank); - Improvement of accessibility and management of resources (water and land first of all); - Productivity growth through technical services of quality and formation; - Support the ability of market penetration of products deriving from animal farming, dairy products in particular; - Support to the structuring of active actors in supplying zoo-technical services, in order to improve long term sustainability in the ovine-caprine breeding sector, being central to the guaranteeing of food for self-consumption and incomes for the Palestinian families from rural areas. read more close

Main outcome

Improvement of the accessibility to water, to animal feed and to improved grazing lands; Improvement to the ability of breeders in soil preservation and the management of grazing lands; Improvement to the ability of breeders in the management of water resources; Renewal of 30 tanks and procurement of 500 structures for water storage of 1,5 cubic meters; Increase the profitability of the herds, through sustainable technical services; Strengthening of the supply of services for the improvement of animal health for 1500 breeders from 76 communities; Supply services for the improvement of fertility for the herds of breeders in 76 communities; Increase of the profitability of animal farming products managed by women; Improvement of the quality and quantity of production for milk and dairy products; Formation of 16 groups of women for milk production and transformation; Marketing and commercialization of products; Ability of supplying veterinary services strengthened through the introduction of management models based on public-private participation that include more interaction between PLDC and the Agricultural Ministry; technical and administrative improvement of the service.

Initiative data

Initiative number 010126
Purpose Agricultural development
Sector III.1.a. Agriculture, Total


Agency MAE - Direzione Generale per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo
Counterpart authority Palestinian Livestock Development Center (PLDC); Union of Agriculture Work Committees (UAWC); Palestinian Hydrology Group (PHG).
Representative -
Other financiers Italian Ngo: OXFAM- GVC 1055785.9


1.500 families of animal farmers (most of which bedouin) from 76 communities in 5 districts of the West Bank (Cisgiordania) that depend on ovine and caprine breeding for their subsistence; 16 groups of women (about 130 women in total) producers of dairy products, involved in the project activities in order to improve their productive and commercialzition skills; 20 among veterinarians, technical personnel and university students newly graduated and waiting for employment, beneficiaries of trainings in the sector and a of a support program to improve their technical skills; 300 families, beneficiaries of interventions to improve the accessibility to hydro resources with the renewal of 30 tanks and the supply of 400 structures for water storage; Basic organizations that group breeders and farmers, that strengthen their organizational and representative abilities among the main actors in the sector ovine-caprine in a perspective of influence of the main decision-making process.

Beneficiaries of which females 75.0%


Status On Going
Type Technical Assistance/Consultancy and related expenses
Procedure Call for Proposal
Procurement notice Tender preparation


Status On Going
Type Technical Assistance/Consultancy and related expenses
Procedure Direct Contracting/Direct Assignment
Procurement notice Tender preparation