In praise of regenerative farming in Palestine on Earth Day

April 21, 2024

In the West Bank, where agricultural land faces various challenges including water scarcity, land fragmentation, and political instability, regenerative farming has gained traction as a sustainable approach to agriculture that aims to restore soil health, enhance biodiversity, and mitigate climate change impacts.

The Palestine Fair Trade Association (PFTA) not only supports small-scale farmers by providing market access with a focus on fair trade principles, but also offers training and resources that champion organic farming, soil conservation, water management, as well as the preservation and distribution of landrace seeds.

The training aims to foster a thriving year-round biological ecosystem, particularly emphasising the importance of nurturing topsoil health, increasing soil carbon storage and improving moisture retention.

These regenerative farming methods, which include both traditional and innovative techniques, prioritise biodiversity, composting, cover cropping, inter-cropping, and animal integration (dairy animals, chickens, and beekeeping) to ensure sustainable production while enhancing the quality and health of the land.

“My deep connection to the land is rooted in all the time spent accompanying my father to the fields since childhood.  Now I am dedicated to instilling the same love for the land into the hearts of my own children.” Yassir Abu Alrub

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