Biopesticides Confrence Held in Israel with Palestian Farmers

Last month, a joint conference of Israeli and Palestinian farmers was held in Israel regarding the development and usage of “biological pesticides” in Judea and Samaria. This type of pest control will allow Palestinians to ship their produce abroad.

​Between the 11th and 12th of September a biopesticides course was held at the Yad Mordechai Kibbutz in Israel. In the conference 30 farmers and agronomists participated, among them Palestinians from Tul Karem, Tubas, and Jenin.

 

There are several reasons for using biological pesticides. One of the reasons is the reduction of toxins in fruits and vegetables. In addition, the use of these pesticides meet the European standards and therefore enables the export of agricultural produce. The training session was organized by the Civil Administration's Agricultural Officer, Samir Muadi, who also funded the project.

This training is part of regular activities held by COGAT and the Civil Administration, who work hard to strengthen the agricultural sector in Judea and Samaria in order to improve Palestinian welfare and meet residents' needs.