The Palestinian Center for Organic Agriculture
PCOA has ambitions to become the pioneering center for organic, safe agriculture and Global GAP in Palestine.
PCOA is a nonprofit making organization working in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. Our activities are aimed at increasing awareness amongst agronomists and farmers and at building their capacities.further,we implement environmental projects, establish organic and global GAP farms, preserve domestic seeds and varieties. We conduct communications and network with local, regional and international organizations working in the area of organic agricultural for the purpose of contributing to sustainable development.
1. Contribute to supporting food security and marketing the Palestinian agricultural crops within and outside Palestine. 2. Raise public and farmers' awareness around the dangerous effects of pesticides and the importance of safe agricultural practices and Global GAP. 3. Provide training and capacity building for farmers on the alternatives of chemicals,marketing,and exporting. 4. Support the owners of organic and Global GAP farms. 5. Look for new markets for organic and Global GAP products. 6. Rationalize the use of pesticides and water for irrigation purposes. 7. Transfer and exchange experience and experiments from and with neighboring countries in the field of organic Global GAP agriculture. 8. Protect Palestinian farmers' and consumers' health. 9. Reduce the environment pollution resulting from the overuse of chemicals. 10. Issue certificates for farms where organic agricultural practices in GLOBAL GAP practices are applied and for the practice of fair trad.These certificates are issued in coordination with the Ministry of Agricultural.
Al-Sha'er St., Downtown
Contact person :
Mr. Mosub Tabash
Contact person email:
Saturday, August 13, 2005