UAWC signs a memorandum of understanding to transfer the ownership of two fodder distribution centers to Yatta Municipality and Bedouin communities.
Ramallah – UAWC signed a memorandum of understanding with Yatta Municipality and its eastern Bedouin communities in Hebron Governorate, to transfer the ownership of two fodder mills which were built up in Al-Zweideen and Innab towns in 2008, with the support of the Italian Development Cooperation, in order to provide livestock farmers living eastern of Yatta with suitable feed for reasonable prices.
Mr. Kamel Hmaid, Mayor of Hebron, emphasized on the importance of the projects implemented by UAWC in Hebron that contributes to empowering the farmers resistance on their lands, he also referred to the importance of other organizations’ work in alleviating the suffering of farmers, especially who live in remote areas and Bedouin communities.
The General Director of UAWC, Mr. Fuad Abu Seif, pointed out that transferring the ownership of the fodder mills is a part of the support the Union offers to the farmers to empower them on their lands, adding that the project came as part of the organization’s plan to address the issues of the drought, climate change, the decline of pastures, rising feed prices, and its distance from farmers; Mr. Abu Seif also noted that during the past three years, the Union worked on land reform programs and will continue working in the coming years, valuing the role of the Hebron Governorate, its Veterinary Directorate, Director of the Agricultural sector, and The Ministry of Agriculture for their efforts to ensure the success of the implemented projects.
Finally, Mr. Abu Seif emphasized on the importance of supporting Palestinian farmers in the light of the Israeli occupations’ policies towards them, and the difficult climatic conditions which threaten their livelihood.