From Grove to Market: Oxfam’s multi-stakeholder network approach in the West Bank

Publication date

27 Oct 2016


Maes, Jans

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Oxfam and partners have been working since 2005 to develop and overcome challenges facing the West Bank’s olive oil sector, focusing on its export potential through quality improvements, organic production and attractiveness to the Fair Trade market. Oxfam has engaged many stakeholders in this process and has been instrumental in developing a collective vision for the Palestinian olive sector. This case study outlines its two-pronged approach, which combines direct assistance with acting as a facilitator to create a conducive environment for the olive sector, and assesses achievements to date.