Funded by:               Canadian Foodgrains Bank
Contracting Party: Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)
Starting Date:          November 2011
Ending Date:            August 2014

The project will target 1000 Woman-headed and needy and poor households with limited income sources; households that have lost their main source of income due to the Intifada of nine targeted villages of Bethlehem and Hebron Governorates. It aims to increase crop production, self-reliance and increased food security status of beneficiary households compared to conventional methodologies Increase the percentage of project and non-project beneficiaries’ accessing better know-how, agro-practices, cooperation and drought mitigation procedures. The project further aims to: increase the percentage of project beneficiaries using the provided seeds and seedlings in their cultivations; increase the percentage of beneficiary farmers fertilizing their planted plots, control weed and pests; increase the percentage of beneficiary farmers adopting drought mitigation procedures, in order to improve their cultivations; increase the percentage of non-project farmers adopting the new drought mitigation techniques; and increase the cooperation and joint activities, experience change of among related stakeholder organizations .