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UAWC organizes a reciprocal visit for farmers from Hebron, Qalqilia to Tubas and Tulkarm governorates

 Last week, the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) organized two reciprocal visits to a number of farmers who are members of cooperatives in Hebron and Qalqilai governorates to visit a number of agricultural sites in Tubas and Tulkarm governorates, and who are beneficiaries of the project "Supporting economic growth through the development of the Agricultural Value Chain in the West Bank" project that is funded by Global Affairs Canada and implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, in cooperation with the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture.  

The visit included agricultural observations in addition to the introduction of modern and irrigated agriculture techniques and post-harvest treatments. The meeting also included farmers from the Ain al-Baida Association to know more about their techniques and the value-added from adopting them.

In addition, the farmers visited vineyards and oversee fertilization process, diseases treatment methods, harvesting and marketing operations. As well as, the visit included visiting peaches farms that is introduced by UAWC for the first time in the region.  

The farmers concluded their visit with a visit to the northern Jordan valley nursery, which is owned by the Ain Al-Baida cooperative, the Green Association and the Northern Jordan Valley Association, which contributed to the provision of services to the farmers through provision of high quality seedlings and medicinal herbs.

It is worth mentioning that this visit comes in line with  UAWC's belief in the importance of exchanging experiences among farmers and benefiting from each other's experiences.