West Bank and Gaza: USAID Invests in Agriculture

Investing in the Future One Crop at a Time

USAID partners with farmers to increase quantity, quality, and exports of produce.

  • Palestinian agriculture exports value increased by $24 million from 2013 to 2014.
  • USAID trained 1,700 farmers and invested in 505 farms from 2012 to 2014.
  • USAID works with all carrot farmers in the West Bank. These farmers increased their production by 817% from 2013 to 2014.
  • USAID works with 40% of date companies in the West Bank. These companies increased exports value by 379% from 2012 to 2014.
  • USAID works with 70% of guava farmers in the West Bank. These farmers increased exports value by 189% from 2013 to 2014.
  • USAID works with 70% of avocado farmers in the West Bank. These farmers increased their sales value by 64% from 2013 to 2014.
  • Palestinian firms signed 33 contracts with international buyers from 2012 to 2014 infusing $34 million into Palestinian economy.
  • 1,131 new people were employed in the agriculture sector from 2012 to 2014.
  • USAID works with 60% of potato farmers in the West Bank. These farmers increased their exports value by 588% from 2012 to 2014.
  • USAID works with 25% of strawberry farmers in the West Bank. These farmers decreased water use for irrigation by 38% from 2013 to 2014.
  • USAID works with 90% of herb farmers in the West Bank. These farmers increased their sales value by 177% from 2012 to 2014.
  • USAID introduces new crops with high export potential. In 2014 broccoli, mango, and sweet potato were grown for the first time in the West Bank.