Gaza farmers in Rafah using the solar-powered reverse osmosis irrigation system Anera erected
water-smart rooftop gardens installed on homes in Lebanon, Palestine and Jordan
gardens installed at Gaza preschools for interactive learning
Working with Farmers
Farming has been a way of life in the Middle East for thousands of years, feeding families and generating work for local communities all over the region.
Today, it is one of the few ways for Palestinians to make a living in an uncertain political and economic climate. But, the shortage of water in the region and decades of outdated cultivation techniques challenge today’s farmers. Anera works in rural communities on a small-scale and sustainable level. We install irrigation systems and build farm-to-market roads, wholesale markets and greenhouses. We support farming cooperatives that share resources and help farmers talk to each other about what works.
Your support is helping revive Gaza agriculture by installing greenhouses on roofs and small plots of land. The greenhouses come with water-smart irrigation systems and saplings to get crops started right. In the vulnerable communities of Lebanon, your donations fund vocational training classes that teach young people how to farm, opening doors to jobs in the agriculture sector. Our greening efforts bring a little cheer to Lebanon's concrete-filled Palestinian refugee camps. In the West Bank, you've helped set up the first large-scale facility in Palestine that treats waste water for irrigating farmlands and you're helping women entrepreneurs start small animal husbandry businesses.
receive little to no water
Simple irrigation techniques can fix this, making a difference for Gaza farmers
struggle to make a living
A little support in planting, irrigation and equipment-sharing helps a lot
Middle East Agriculture
is a way of life under threat
By using resources wisely and respecting the environment, farmers are adapting
A History of Lasting Impact in Palestinian Agriculture
Since its beginnings, Anera has pioneered development in the Palestinian agriculture sector. Read the history and see the profound impact of these programs today.