Nahj Akhdar, A step towards adopting agroecological farming in Palestine
Nahj Akhdar, A step towards adopting agroecological farming in Palestine
The project main aim is to contr Nahj Akhdar, A step towards adopting agroecological farming in Palestine
Main activities:
-Form a steering committee for the project from the concerned authorities.
2-Develop criteria to select 6 farmers in the area of Jenin that will be case studies for the comparison research study.
3- Held pre focus group with the farmers to explain the project details, its goal, the concept of chemical and agro-ecology farming and the role of the farmers.
4-Take 48 samples from the farms by the field expert; 18 soil samples (3 from each farm) and 30 crops samples (5 samples from each farm), they will be tested in a laboratory chosen based on a specific procurement criteria.
5- Prepare a comparison study on the amount of chemicals and harmful pesticides in the soil and crops and explain the harmful effects of these chemical substances on plants, soil, water, air, farmers and consumers.
6- Conduct a review workshop with the related stakeholders’ including the Environmental Quality Authority, Ministry of Agriculture and other related institutions and farmers.
7- Finalize the study and publish 60 copies.
8- Prepare a simple guide on agro-ecological farming based on information from the research study and its recommendation and best practices. It will explain the concept of agro-ecological farming, its methods and principles (cost, seeds and seedlings, agricultural cycle, rotation, mulching, diversification, fertilizers, pest control.. etc.) and a list of chemical pesticides and their danger in a simplified way that would allow farmers to adopt affordable agroeecological farming techniques.
9- Print and distribute 1500 copy of the guide to the farmers and stakeholders.
10- Publish the research study and the guide in Afaq Environmental magazine and other electronic websites.
11-Invest the results of the study and the guide in the ongoing and future agricultural projects and activities of Ma’an Center especially in the work of its organic farm in Beit Qad which serves as a practical model for training and agro-ecological farming.

 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Ma’an Development Center
Country:
Palestinian authority
Area Of Work:
Chemicals
Grant Amount:
US$ 35,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 7,900.00
Project Number:
PAL/SGP/OP6/Y3/CORE/CH/2018/16
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
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.
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