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Enhancing framework of cooperation among agricultural cooperatives in Palestine

Cooperative Development Organisation

Implementing Partners and Organisations

Agricultural Cooperative Union of Palestine

Period of Implementation

January 2018 - December 2022

Geographic scope

Asia-Pacific: Palestine (State of)


$ 388,500
€ 370 000


Bilateral Aid: Sida/Civsam


Rural Development

Type of Activity

Budget support (Grants or Direct Financing), Governance and Organizational Strengthening, Monitoring & Evaluation


This project will address the capacities of PACU in providing services to their members and defending their rights in line with PACU strategy goal in building the internal capacity of PACU and its members. The focuses of this proposed project are: Organization Development, Business Development, Sustainable Production, Lobbying and Advocacy, Gender Equality. The project objective is to strengthen PACUs capacities in providing collective services for its members and defending their rights that will contribute to the overall development objective of the project. The project seeks to strengthen PACU capacities in providing collective services to their members and protecting their rights. Gender equality will be addressed, and a gender policy will be developed in this project to contribute to PACU strategy focus of working with the marginalized farmers who classified in the strategy as farmers and women farmers and contributes to We Effect’s gender focus of women’s economic self-determination and women’s political participation.

Project Objectives

The project objective is “A strong united agricultural cooperative sector contributing in the development and enhancement of the agricultural sector in Palestine”. The  project aims to strengthen the capacity of  The Agricultural Cooperative Union of Palestine (PACU) to be a voice for its members and to provide services for them with special focus on women and youth.

Impact on SDGs

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

Main Indicators

1. Volume of sales of agricultural cooperatives 2. No of male, female and youth members of PACU member cooperatives with access to services. 3. Member cooperatives satisfaction with PACUs services. 4. Influence on policies and stakeholders in rural development. 5. Increased active participation of cooperative members in annual assemblies.

Impact Measurement

1. Monitoring reports 2. GA attendance sheets 3. Internal reports 4. Membership records 5. Database survey

Direct beneficiaries

Organisations: 116

Individuals: 6200

Local stakeholders

Agriculture cooperatives

Key Tags

Entrepreneurship, Gender, Youth