Climate Resilience

A cut above – Pruning for resilient olive oil production in West Bank and Gaza Strip

A training program, organized by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Food and Agriculture Organization on pruning and irrigation best practices began last month as part of efforts to build olive oil sector capacity in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The program, supported by Netherlands through EBRD’s Multi-donor Trust Fund, had started in the West Bank, and was repeated in Gaza Strip the following days. Cultivating olives for resilient production and sustainable livelihoods Olive oil production

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Sharing innovations in irrigation and pruning to help Jordan’s olive trees thrive

Technical training on good pruning and irrigation techniques targeted technicians and extension service agents of the Jordanian Ministry of Agriculture (MoA). Practical workshops for farmers and support services took place in Al-Karak, Al-Salt and Irbid – the country’s most important olive growing regions. The sessions were geared at boosting plant health and yields, cutting production costs, promoting efficient harvesting methods and reducing water usage. “Maximising harvests for farmers and promoting good irrigation techniques remains very important from both economic and

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