Pesticide management in Jenin, Hebron and Jericho
Pesticide management in Jenin, Hebron and Jericho
The project main aim is to raise farmers awareness on the negative impacts of extensive use of pesticeds.
The main project activities are:
1-Select 3 target areas for each governorate (Hebron, Jericho, and Jenin).
2-Conduct 3 induction workshop in Hebron, Jericho and Jenin to introduce the project objectives and activities.
3-Collect 45 fruit samples from targeted area.
4- Analysis and assess the pesticide residues in fresh tomato fruits.
5- Establish a demonstration site with an area of 500 m2, Rehabilitate the agricultural land and prepare the soil bed and provide the farmers with needed environmental tools (pests’ traps, ….) as a reference field for farmers.
6- Prepare and design of the guidance manual on pesticides (agrochemical use, good agricultural practices, food safety of products, guidelines for pesticide management, List of internationally banned pesticide) about 1000 copies.
7-Prepare, distribute and analysis of 250 questionnaires in five governorates (Hebron, Jericho, Jenin, tubas and Tulkarm).
8- Update the national; pesticide data base.
9-Implement a 40-hour training programme about adverse impacts of agrochemical on health and environment, the positive impact of agrochemical balance use in good agricultural practices, enhancing the economic feasibility of agricultural products by reducing the cost of inputs- for agricultural engineers, farmers, local community and stakeholders.
10- Participate in the TV and Radio interviews to promote community awareness about the safe use of pesticides and food safety.
11- Conduct the final workshop to represent the project’s results.

 

Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Land Research Center
Country:
Palestinian authority
Area Of Work:
Chemicals
Grant Amount:
US$ 33,200.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 5,970.21
Project Number:
PAL/SGP/OP6/Y3/CORE/CH/2018/13
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Policy Impact
.The Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Quality Authority were involved from the project begging. They were members in the project committee who approved the project workplan, Terms of References “TOR”, monitoring and evaluation reports. In addition to that the committee provided guidance when necessary. The grantee shared the project results with the Ministry of agriculture who will take it into consideration in their future strategies and replicate the idea in other places.
Policy Influence
Contribute to the activation of a monitoring system for the management of pesticides in the West Bank to guide national policies for agrochemicals. Direct recommendations that have been worked out for agronomist and pioneering farmers through private and public workshops. Also the project manual includes project results and recommendation will be submitted to the decision makers, especially the Ministry of Agriculture and the Environmental Quality Authority.
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