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Towards Sustainable Food Security in the Occupied Palestinian Territory: Strengthening rangeland governance

Towards Sustainable Food Security in the Occupied Palestinian Territory: Strengthening rangeland governance
10 pages

Authors
Baumgarten-Sharon, Naama

Publication date
12 Apr 2017

Publisher
Oxfam

Type
Research report

Bedouin and herder communities are among the poorest and most marginalized populations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. In the West Bank, an estimated 30,000 Bedouin live in 183 communities in Area C, under complete Israeli control. In the Gaza Strip, there are some 75,000 Bedouin living in 18 Bedouin communities, many in border areas where there are access restrictions enforced by the Israeli army. These communities suffer from lack of access to basic services and are some of the most marginalized in Gaza.

Better rangeland management would enable the available resources to be optimized and would increase the productivity of the agricultural sector, increasing food security under the existing constrained conditions. The aim of this paper is to describe the challenges facing rangeland management in the OPT and the possibilities for change.

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