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Source: European Union (EU)
23 July 2012

Food security

Helping rural people to produce food in North West Bank occupied Palestinian territory

"Two years ago my land was empty and sad, now it's greener and happier. With the seedlings that the EC gave to me, which I planted on my land, I am now producing almonds that I sell in the local market. From the revenue I am supporting my son who just started his first year at Birzeit University"
Abu Ali, farmer, Enabta village, Tulkarem


The Girl Effect - Nabila's Story

Nabila lives in a small house in Kufur Ra'I, in the Jenin Governorate of the northern West Bank, with her husband and six children, two sons and four daughters, between the ages of 6 and 20. Her husband, the sole employed person in the family, is a waged employee but does not work on a regular basis. In fact he has no more than ten days of employment per month.

Nabila was selected as a beneficiary of the home-garden project and as a result she received seeds, seedlings and a rain-fed water cistern. She planted vegetables, including potatoes, spinach, tomatoes, beans, peas, squash, and aubergines, as well as fruit trees and thyme.

The crop was enough to feed the family, and even produce extra, which she sold to local markets, generating a total income of 2 000 NIS (around € 400) last year. The rain-fed cistern installed in their garden helped the family to secure their daily water requirements.

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