Improved Access to Markets for Female and Male Small Scale Farmers in the West Bank

Projet terminé

The project aims to enhance the relations between women and men farmers with the market, thus contributing to better connect the supply side with the demand side. It will facilitate a process which should enhance the capacities and abilities of key actors to play their role along the selected Fruit and Vegetable value chains. The 9 months inception period will be used to set-up the project team and conduct additional necessary analyses and consultations and finally to validate assumptions and intervention strategies with key stakeholders. A detailed project proposal for the main phase will be prepared and submitted to SDC.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Autorité Palestinienne
Agriculture et sécurité alimentaire
Développement de la chaîne de valeur agricole (til 2016)
Politique agricole
Développement agricole
01.05.2014 - 28.02.2015
CHF  520’000
  • High unemployment (overall> 23%, women 35%) and food insecurity (overall 34%).
  • The agriculture sector is the third largest employer in opl(25% of formal workforce)
  • Underperforming agriculture sector due to restrictions of Israeli occupation system (such as movement restrictions, lack of access to and control over assets).
  • Area C functioning only with one quarter of its capacity -Weak legal frameworks and limited knowledge in production and marketing.
  • High dependency - 88% of food in West Bank is imported). There is potential to substitute fresh FV imports from Israel covering 30% of local consumption.
  • The FFV sub-sector has high potential to enhance food security and improve livelihoods, thus contributing to income and poverty reduction.

To enhance employment and income opportunities of small and medium scale farmer households (approx. 2100 households) I while working by playing the role of a facilitator, enhancing capacities of local actors and improving interaction between the supply and demand sides.

Groupes cibles

Direct: 2'100 small scale farmer households and related service providers in Fruits and Vegetables (F&V) value chains (VC)- 6 cooperatives, 2 women cooperatives, 700 farmer-led groups, 2 social enterprises, service providers, with strong focus on Area C.

Indirect: 125'000 female and male market participants

Effets à moyen terme
  • Increased competitiveness and production optimization of women and men small scale farmers In selective F&V sub-sectors.
  • Increased margin and value captured by women and men small scale producers through improved market place efficiencies. -Pro-poor and gender sensitive regulatory and institutional environment promoted.

Principaux résultats attendus:  

The detailed project outputs will be developed during the 9 months inception phase.

Inception phase outputs:

  • Identification of 3 values chains
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the market constraints as well as risks and potentials for the selected value chains
  • Validation of approach and approval of ProDoc with key stakeholders and SDC
  • Team ready to start implementation of main phase

Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Coopération au développement
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
ONG internationale ou étrangère

Autres partenaires

Paltrade Center, PARC and Solutions. Relevant Ministries such as Agriculture and Economy, key stakeholders to be identified during the inception phase.

Coordination avec d'autres projets et acteurs

Projects in the agricultural sector funded by other donors, especially the Netherlands and implemented by FAO. Linkages with SDC and EC supported Olive project implemented by OGB and with the urban agriculture project in Gaza implemented by OIT & RUAF. Linkages with SDC Local Governance and TVET project in oPt. Synergies with the domain 1 regarding international humanitarian law

Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF    520’000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF    295’901
Phases du projet Phase 3 01.12.2017 - 30.06.2022   (Phase en cours) Phase 2 01.05.2015 - 31.10.2017   (Completed)

Phase 1 01.05.2014 - 28.02.2015   (Completed)