EU project training on agro-biodiversity tackles needs of Palestinian women farmers
May 19, 2016
The EU-funded regional programme “Spring Forward for Women” organised training workshops for 50 farmers (43 women and 8 men) and heads of women agricultural societies in Nablus and Bethlehem on agro-biodiversity approaches and techniques.
The trainings, held on 19 – 21 and 25 –27 April 2016, provided skill education on sustainable farming respectful of ecosystems, as well as on-the-job coaching in partnership with organic farms and agricultural businesses in Jenin, Wadi Fukin and Batir.
The training Programme is based on the developed gender-sensitive agro-biodiversity training manual of UN Women Palestine Office, a guide addressing the specific needs of women in the management and utilization of agro-biodiversity.
Spring Forward for Women is a joint initiative of UN Women and the European Commission. The programme supports the economic empowerment of women in the Southern Mediterranean region and enhances their participation in the political and decision-making spheres. The programme is financed through a contribution of €7 million from the European Neighbourhood Partnership Instrument (ENPI) and of €1.2 million from the UN Women core budget. (EU Neighbourhood Info)