Farming for Freedom: The Shackled Palestinian Agricultural Sector

This chapter will initially provide an overview of the Palestinian agricultural sector, which sets out its resources, productivity and contributions. This is then followed by a discussion of the impact of the Israeli occupation, which focuses on the distortion and deterioration of Palestinian agriculture. The chapter also reflects on the PA’s neglect of the agricultural sector, along with the pernicious policies that it has enacted, before offering a set of conclusions.

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Tartir, A. (2018) ‘Farming for Freedom: The Shackled Palestinian Agricultural Sector’, In Crisis and Conflict in the Agriculture, Zurayk, R. Woertz, E. and Bahn, R. (eds.), The Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International, October 2018