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Towards sustainable agriculture and waste mangment -cases from Palestine

Written by nelkhodary
  • Type: Case Study, Country Publication
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  • Focal Areas: Chemicals and Waste
  • Countries: Palestinian Authority
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Since its establishment in Palestine, the Small Grants Programme )SGP( is concerned with the focal area of ”Chemicals and Solid Waste Use“. Several grants were endorsed for projects aimed at reducing the use of chemicals, especially in the field of sustainable agriculture, as well as the sound management of solid waste. In order to achieve the overall objective of SGP, the funded organizations for the year 2018 / 2019 focused on number of areas, namely: )1( research the agro-ecology farming and minimizing the use of agro-chemical inputs, )2( conduct comparisons between farm lands; those using agro-chemicals and those adopting the environmentally safe practices, or comparing the same farm lands before and after introducing the safe environmental practices at farm level, )3( evaluate the pesticide residues in vegetables and fruits, )4( get deeper understanding of the use of harmful chemicals in intensive agriculture and work to bring about change on the ground by changing the approach of using these materials and hence change farmers’ attitudes towards safe practices, and study the impact of such a change on the quality and quantity of the production, )5( encourage agro-ecological practices that maintain and increase natural soil fertility, prevent the spread of pests and diseases, and reduce ecological imbalances, and )6( diagnose the quantity and composition of the solid waste supplied to the waste dumps and determine the energy content of these wastes in details. Of the projects that were sponsored by SGP during the year 2018 / 2019, which their main findings are presented as case studies in this booklet
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