Using Treated Wastewater to Revive Palestine Agriculture
The agricultural industry in Palestine is deeply hindered by water scarcity – an-ever growing problem. Though the agriculture sector uses nearly 45% of all water available to Palestinians in the West Bank, only 10% of the West Bank’s cultivated area is irrigated.
But now, farmers have a new way to water their crops. Anera’s first-of-its-kind water reuse project in Jenin helps farmers irrigate their crops using treated wastewater. With funding from OPEC Fund for International Development and individual donors, Anera built reservoirs, pumps and pipelines to connect 70 farming families to the wastewater network. Now, we’re supporting a growing cooperative of water reuse farmers, supplying farmers with new crop varieties, like alfalfa, and offering a multitude of training sessions.
Watch: Jenin Farms Flourish with Treated Wastewater
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