The Importance of Packing House Management in Vegetable and Fruit Value Chains
Oxfam’s Economic Justice Programme in the Occupied Palestinian Territory is implementing several market system development projects focusing on the agricultural sector. Small-scale producers face several constraints including: high prices of agricultural inputs, limited extension services, weak post-harvest capacities and limited access to markets. This case study focuses on the role of the packing houses (preparing the produce for the market) and the contractual relationship between SSPs and vegetable and fruit packing houses. It will examine the management of the four packing houses in order to analyse the work implemented since 2017, document learning, and recommend key actions to scale up and sustain the interventions.