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Improving Agricultural Production in the Gaza Strip - MTF GAZ 008 OSF










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    The ongoing conflict between Hamas and Israel erupted on 7 October 2023, leading to Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip. Within two months, over 85 percent of Gaza's population was displaced, severely impacting agriculture. FAO conducted two assessments of agricultural damage during the conflict. As of 31 December 2023, significant damage was evident, with home barns (206), broiler farms (172), and sheep farms (149) being the most damaged. A total of 488 agricultural wells were damaged, with North Gaza (184) and Gaza (178) being the most affected governorates. Approximately 20.5 percent (261.8 ha) of greenhouses suffered significant damage, with Gaza and North Gaza being the worst affected. About 27.5 percent (4 319.4 ha) of all cropland in Gaza was damaged, with Gaza governorate accounting for the most damage (1 482.1 ha). Future recommendations include integrating field and remote sensing data and ensuring transparent access to satellite imagery for improved response programmes. The Gaza population faces extreme food consumption gaps and severe nutritional vulnerability, necessitating frequent updates and close monitoring for rehabilitation of the agriculture sector.
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    This learning brief documents the main lessons drawn from the West Bank and Gaza Strip country investment implemented from 2018 to 2022 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and its partners. It provides an overview of the role of solar energy solutions in promoting structural transformations in the agriculture sector. This learning brief showcases key learning on the programmatic approach supporting the adoption and expansion of solar energy solutions to enhance the food security and livelihoods resilience of vulnerable farming, herding and fishing households in the Gaza Strip. The collaborative and forward-looking approach of this project was achieved by bringing together a diverse range of stakeholders from the local and national levels, and actively fostering ownership from all parties. The project’s approach paved the way to more sustainably tackling the energy crisis in the Gaza Strip and building a resilient and thriving agriculture sector by: • addressing shorter- and longer-term needs and priorities across the sector; and • combining a range of support modalities, from technical assistance for the operationalization of solar energy systems, to policy dialogue for the institutionalization of the technology.
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    The Government of the Japan contributed USD 975 000 to the FAO project, "Socioeconomic stabilization and resilience building for vulnerable Bedouin households in the West Bank and Gaza Strip". The overall objective of the project was to protect the livelihoods and improve the food security of vulnerable livestock-keeping households. A total of 1 946 livestock-keeping households, of whom 419 were headed by women, approximately 10 000 people, were able to enhance their resilience to environmental shocks, as well as their capacities to establish sustainable income-generating activities through the provision of drought-resistant fodder seed, salt blocks and other farm tools, olive cake briquettes, mobile water tanks for migrating animals, poultry and dairy production packages and trainings.

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