EU provides nearly €317,000 to support farmers in the West Bank
February 2, 2018
The European Union made its contribution to the Palestinian Authority (PA) to support Palestinian farmers and agro-businesses in the West Bank. The contribution was channelled to the PA’s programme “Assistance to Agriculture in the West Bank – AAWB” amounts to €317,000.
The eligible beneficiaries are farmers and agro-businesses in the West Bank directly affected by Israeli occupation, and particularly farmers in Area B and C. This support will help the farmers to restart, repair or replace their damaged businesses through different activities including acquisition of agricultural supplies, rehabilitation of land and other small infrastructure works.
Through this programme, the EU supports 42 farmers in the Nablus and Salfit Governorates. The total number of benefiting farmers from the programme is totalled to 61 in the West Bank.
The overall financial envelop of the Assistance to Agriculture in the West Bank (AAWB) programme is €7.0 million. It is expected to serve about 450 eligible beneficiaries in the West Bank with focus on Area C. The programme is managed by the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture.