UAWC and FAO concludes the distribution of fruit fly traps on guava
The Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture concluded the distribution of fruit fly traps on guava for farmers in Qalqilia governorate; where UAWC distributed 23,000 traps benefited 900 farmers and covered all agricultural areas planted with guava.
It is important to note that Qalqilya is the main basket for the production of guava. Therefore, these traps play a major role in producing healthy guavas. They also play a major role in increasing the profitability of the farmer because of the reduction of the chemical control of fruit fly, which increases its competitiveness at both local level and international level.
This activity comes under the project of supporting economic growth through the development of the agricultural value chain in the West Bank targeting 25 cooperatives in the West Bank, which includes 2,500 farmers, a project funded by Global Affairs of Canada and implemented by FAO with UAWC and the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture. The project aims at supporting agricultural technologies and agricultural diversity in the West Bank in order to support small and medium-sized farmers to create new marketing horizons and support farmers' competitiveness