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Reference : V-F-CR-F-02513-N
Date : 25/02/2019
Country/Region : GAZA
Title : Gaza farmers use green technology to improve livelihoods
Duration : 00:13:20
Director : unknown
Cameraman : unknown
Editor : unknown
Person appearing :
OKSHIYYA, Adham (field officer, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
Description : Since 2007, Gaza's economy has been suffering the effects of severe restrictions on movement of people and goods. In 2018, unemployment reached 52 per cent, according the Palestinian Bureau of Statistics, the highest since 2014 conflict.
While profits declined, the ongoing water and energy crises have considerably increased the costs for local farmers, pushing them to resort to excessive use of chemicals to boost production. These practices, in their turn, contribute to the pollution of water and soil. Farmers in the border areas have been disproportionally affected by recurring conflicts and the fragile security situation in the area.
In order to support these vulnerable communities and reduce the environmental damage, the International Committee of the Red Cross has started implementing new projects based on environmentally friendly technology. Since December 2018, farmers in the border areas of Gaza have received ten biogas units that transform household waste into cooking gas and organic fertilizer. This technology enabled them reduce energy costs and the usage of chemicals.
Original language : International soundtrack
English title : Gaza farmers use green technology to improve livelihoods
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : H264
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