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StStrengthening PACU and its Members Capacities as Service ProviderSs

Cooperative Development Organisation

Implementing Partners and Organisations

Agricultural Cooperatives Union – Palestine (PACU)

Period of Implementation

January 2023 - December 2027

Geographic scope

Asia-Pacific: Palestine (State of)

Cities: West Bank and Gaza


$ 632,450
€ 565 500


Multilateral Aid: Sida/CIVSAM


Agriculture & Fisheries, Conflict Prevention & Resolution, Rural Development

Type of Activity

Governance and Organizational Strengthening, Institutional Building and Policy Dialogue, Networking, Training & Capacity Building


The Project Objective is that “By the end of 2027, PACU Strengthen its capacity to be the voice for its members, provides a quality of services and contributes to right to food with special focus on women and youth”. The support through this project gives the base for PACU and its cooperatives to becoming sustainable services providers in their communities and contribute to the long-term development in Palestine. It is expected that membership in cooperatives and PACU will be positively impacted.


Project Objectives

Outcome 1: PACU influences national policies for a better enabling environment for the cooperative agricultural sector. Addressing member’s needs and advocating for their rights is another core of cooperative work. PACU is the umbrella body for all cooperatives in Palestine, and it actively work to be the voice of these cooperative in influencing polices and decision makers.

Outcome 2: Enabled agricultural cooperatives that provide quality of efficient, effective and sustainable services.

Outcome 3: Strengthening the institutionalization and organization capacities of PACU towards the aspirations of the members and the international cooperative principles

Impact on SDGs

SDG1 - No Poverty
SDG2 - Zero Hunger
SDG5 - Gender Equality

Direct beneficiaries

Organisations: 116

Individuals: 17924

Local stakeholders

Members of PACU’s member cooperatives. 116 Cooperatives in West Bank and Gaza

Key Tags

Entrepreneurship, Environment, Food Security