With strengthened livelihoods, community members are more inclined to fully participate in a long-term project that seeks to protect their land rights
The Arab Center for Agriculture Development (ACAD) has used different methodologies to protect the land rights of local communities in the occupied Palestinian territories, including the rehabilitation and utilisation of land by planting different kinds of plants and trees. ACAD has lobbied on behalf of local farmers to protect their land rights and has facilitated activities to strengthen the resilience of target groups, in particular women and young farmers, by establishing agricultural cooperatives in Beit Skarya village in the West Bank. The cooperatives have strengthened the capacity of farmers to increase their incomes and sustain their agribusinesses. Furthermore, women have received technical and vocational assistance in adding value to their farm produce and have gained access to local markets.
Economic empowerment to enhance resilience in Palestine