Why Buy Palestinian Produce?

For example, Medjoul dates are sourced from Palestinian farms around the ancient city of Jericho, an occupied area which is seeing vast tracts of land illegally confiscated by the Israeli government.  They are a vital source of income for Jordan Valley farmers who are striving to grow trade opportunities in order to retain their own land, while facing the daily struggles of living under military occupation and the threat of expanding Israeli settlements.

Israeli dates are often cheaper because they are grown predominantly on illegal settlements that have been operating for decades on a mass scale of production, whereas Palestinian farmers receive no state subsidies and face restrictions on movement, resources and access to water.

These photographs give you an idea of what is happening in the West Bank.

An insight into the people and livelihoods

The environment

The pressures on their existence